Though Kennedy appears somewhat unconventional or liberal in her approach to life (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she also has a very down to earth, practical, and rather conservative side. She is more attached to tradition and respectful of the ways of the past than she might let on. Balancing, or reconciling between the old and the new is a constant struggle for Kennedy.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, she is driven to prove herself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. Her work, her position in the world, and her contributions to society are very important to Kennedy. Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal she has set for herself, and she often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show her inner feelings and needs. Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. She is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. She is highly conscientious and even as a child she possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
She is basically a pragmatic realist, and though she may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, she feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Carolyn has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in her as well.
She is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. She is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy has a great respect for tradition and even if she does not agree with certain laws, she will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy plays by the rules.
She is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. She is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving herself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Kennedy.
Kennedy's strong points are her depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. Her faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where her efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting herself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for Kennedy.
Her conscious intentions and goals are frequently opposed by her unconscious beliefs and desires. If Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy 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 Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy 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.
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy has a healthy amount of self-control and self-discipline. Kennedy also radiates a rather responsible, trustworthy, solid feeling about herself which will win her the confidence of others, especially her superiors.
Although she takes herself and her responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Kennedy can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling her obligations, and breaking free of them. Her wilder side will now be described.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to Kennedy, and she does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how she is going to live her life. Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy possesses inventive and creative genius.
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy deeply believes in her own power and her ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Carolyn 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. Carolyn likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Kennedy seems to lack self-confidence and has a sense of anxiety and insecurity that has no obvious cause. Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy tends to withdraw and her outlook in general could be a bit too negative. Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy should beware of letting her emotional tension react to her physical well-being.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 12th house
Sun Opposition Moon
Sun Sextile Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun Trine Pluto
Sun Conjunct Saturn/Neptune