Although she is empathetic, sensitive and responsive to others' feelings and needs (as described on the previous page), she also has a very clear-eyed, objective and practical nature, described in more detail below. Because Catherine Oxenberg appears to be a softy, others may be surprised at her cool, intelligent criticism and insights. Others may feel that Catherine Oxenberg swings from extremes of kind tenderheartedness to biting sarcasm.
Her warm, caring side, combined with her perfectionism, can make her very effective in any service area because she has the capacity to work practically and efficiently and to show deep concern for the needs of others.
At heart Catherine Oxenberg is modest and humble and rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. Catherine Oxenberg has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, Oxenberg can be relied upon to be cautious, efficient, and thorough in her work and she takes pride in a job well done. What she may lack in self-confidence Catherine Oxenberg often makes up for in skills - fostering expertise, technical knowledge and competence in a specialized area. She is adept at using her hands to create or fix things, and meticulous attention to detail and careful craftsmanship are her forte. Some would say she is a little too meticulous, for Oxenberg can be extremely critical and petty if everything is not done exactly as she thinks it should be, and she worries about things that other people consider trivial and unimportant. Catherine Oxenberg likes to organize, categorize and arrange everything into a logical system and is often distinctly uncomfortable when something does not fit into a neat category. Disorganization vexes Oxenberg. She probably wishes that she were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, Oxenberg can also be mercilessly self-critical. Whether in her environment or within herself, Oxenberg tends to focus on the flaws, with a desire to improve, refine, and perfect. She is strictly factual, truthful, and scrupulously honest in her self-assessment and often does not give herself enough praise or credit.
She is also highly discriminating and may be especially particular about her diet, hygiene, and health habits. Catherine has high aesthetic standards and refined sensitivities, and is bothered by environmental elements (such as disorder, cigarette smoke, etc.) that others overlook. Her tastes are simple and understated, yet refined. She is truly offended by coarseness, bluntness and vulgarity. Oxenberg can sometimes be difficult to live with because of her fastidiousness, sensitivity and idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though Catherine Oxenberg seems rather cool and self-contained, she is very helpful by nature and enjoys serving others. She is content to play a supporting role rather than the lead. She is quietly devoted to the ones she cares for.
She is cautious, realistic and practical in her approach to life and disinclined to gamble. Catherine Oxenberg analyzes before she acts. She is sometimes too serious. If Oxenberg allowed herself to play and make mistakes, it would be highly beneficial to her health!
She is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Catherine Oxenberg prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Oxenberg invests a lot of her creative energy into her home, family relationships, and her inner life.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Catherine Oxenberg, between her conscious attitudes and aspirations, and her deeper emotional and subconscious beliefs, needs, and feelings. This creates considerable inner stress and sometimes paralyzing indecision, mostly due to the fact that Catherine may be trying to follow a path that is at odds with her subconscious desires. Chronic tightness or tension in her body may well be a signal that Catherine Oxenberg is denying or suppressing the messages from her subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Catherine Oxenberg will learn to accept the two quite different aspects of her and to express both of them. If she cannot do this, Oxenberg is apt to attract many relationships into her life with people who reflect her denied or repressed qualities, and who seem to make her life difficult. (Read also chapter 4 in order to get a better picture of the duality described here.)
Catherine has lofty aspirations but does not struggle or labor to achieve them. Her self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefit her in an almost magical way. Her optimism and cheerful generosity also win Oxenberg many allies and successes in life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 4th house
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Trine Jupiter