Although Camille Paglia initially appears to be the essence of tact and diplomacy (as described on the previous page), she is not as gentle and peace loving as she may seem. Although Camille Paglia prefers harmony, she is willing to fight or aggressively pursue her own interest if need be. People who get to know Camille more than just superficially realize there is much more to her than her exterior coat of charm.
She may be at odds with herself at times because she has both a strong urge for togetherness and a powerful yearning for independence.
She is a person who thrives on challenge, and she often feels that she must battle her way through life, relying on no one and nothing but her own strength, intelligence and courage. Camille Paglia believes in being totally honest, true to herself and her own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Paglia's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Camille Paglia craves the freedom to do things in her own way, and she works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not her style. Camille likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Camille Paglia loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then she is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for her. She is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though she may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Camille Paglia also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Paglia, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Camille Paglia believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Camille Paglia hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting her own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for her.
She is basically aggressive in her attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. She is often so fired up about her own projects or goals that she inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Paglia's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Camille Paglia to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Camille Paglia would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Camille Paglia to do so.
Her energies are directed to either perfecting her techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving herself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Camille Paglia's, and she is quite a perfectionist!
Paglia can easily become overly identified or involved with the function she performs, with her work, or with her own health and "growth process".
Camille Paglia is extremely sensitive, compassionate and giving, often to her own detriment. Her ideals and spiritual values motivate Camille Paglia, and she cannot live for personal gain or materialistic concerns alone. There must be an element of beauty, magic, imagination, inspiration or creativity in what she does. Otherwise Camille Paglia becomes listless and aimless. The arts, theater, music and/or charitable work are ideally suited to Camille.
Camille Paglia deeply believes in her own power and her ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Camille has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, she pursues her desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and she may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Camille likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 6th house
Sun Opposition Neptune
Sun Trine Pluto