Although Carpenter may seem quite poised, even-tempered, balanced and harmonious (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she is actually rather moody and emotional. Inside, she is much more subjective and biased in her attitudes than her fair-minded, reasonable demeanor may imply.
Charisma 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 Carpenter to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Carpenter 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. Charisma likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Charisma Carpenter 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 Charisma Carpenter 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. Charisma Carpenter takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Charisma Carpenter feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Charisma Carpenter needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Charisma Carpenter becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Charisma Carpenter functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Carpenter often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Charisma Carpenter 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 Carpenter'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 Carpenter. Charisma Carpenter has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy her; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Charisma Carpenter may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
She is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Charisma Carpenter has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Charisma Carpenter has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
Charisma has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Charisma Carpenter tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, she never gives up on her hopes for the future. Carpenter tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
Along with her energy and drive, Charisma Carpenter has high ideals and an active fantasy life. There is a dreamer and an idealist in Carpenter, as well as a doer and a fighter. Charisma wants to win but not at the expense of others, and this may be somewhat of a dilemma for her.
She is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. She is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. Her spiritual values color Charisma's whole perspective and approach to life. She is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
Charisma Carpenter undergoes deep, transformative changes in her life with relative ease and a minimum of conscious resistance. Because she does not avoid the depths, Carpenter has access to a lot of personal power and strength. Without realizing it or seeking it, Charisma is apt to have quite a potent effect on the people she comes into contact with, even superficially. Others sense that Charisma Carpenter is a force to be reckoned with.
Carpenter tends to be in a constant state of tension and seems to look for avenues to test her strength. Charisma Carpenter uses all the energy at her disposal in order to succeed. Somewhat rebellious and inflexible, Charisma fights any opposition or resistance she meets.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun aspects Mars and Neptune
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Sextile Pluto
Sun Conjunct Saturn/Uranus