Carly Simon seems much more objective, unemotional and matter-of-fact than she really is. Despite her fussiness and perfectionism (described in the previous chapter), she is actually very caring and loving. Carly Simon needs to make sure to openly express her feelings because otherwise, others do not realize how much she cares about them.
Carly has powerful emotional attachments to the past, her family, her childhood, places she associates with safety and security, and her beginnings. It is very important to Simon to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Simon tends to cling to whatever is dear to her - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
She is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Carly likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Carly Simon has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of her life centers on her home. She is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Carly Simon than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
She is primarily emotional and her views are often dominated by her feelings and her own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for her to judge situations fairly and objectively because her personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Carly Simon takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Carly Simon feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Carly Simon needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Carly Simon becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Carly Simon functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Simon often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Carly Simon also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
Her compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Simon's strong points. Her faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
Her career, reputation and public image are very important to Simon. Carly Simon has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. She is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Carly Simon may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Her conscious intentions and goals are frequently opposed by her unconscious beliefs and desires. If Carly Simon overrides her instincts and emotions because they seem to lead her in a direction diametrically opposed to the one she consciously desires, her emotions can become unruly. Poor relationships with women and/or difficulties in close one-on-one relationships are also a reflection of this tendency. However, if Carly Simon attends to her emotional urges and feelings and listens to the voice of her intuition, dreams and gut feelings, she will derive greater satisfaction from a more balanced life.
Carly is extremely sensitive and imaginative, and she can get lost in her dreams, fantasies and visions. She is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, as well as to the world of color, beauty, and emotion. Carly Simon is also drawn to mysticism and she has deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace loving, Simon may lack the will and competitive spirit needed to make her way in the world. She is often impractical and may seek to avoid or escape the harsh realities of life.
Carly Simon has a harmonious balance between her body, soul and spirit. She enjoys intellectual challenges from others, but tends to form her own mental attitudes and philosophies of life. She may be interested in studying human nature and matters of health.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Opposition Moon
Sun Square Neptune
Sun Conjunct Mercury/MC