Although Coleen McLoughlin appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), she is also a "warrior". McLoughlin sometimes feels torn between these two facets of her character: the sensitive, tenderhearted, home-loving side, and the assertive, competitive, risk-taking side. People who first meet Coleen McLoughlin often think that she is a "softy", but later find out that she is strong willed and pursues her goals aggressively.
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. Coleen McLoughlin 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 McLoughlin's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Coleen McLoughlin 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. Coleen likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Coleen McLoughlin 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, Coleen McLoughlin also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for McLoughlin, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Coleen McLoughlin believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Coleen McLoughlin 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 McLoughlin's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Coleen McLoughlin to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Coleen McLoughlin would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Coleen McLoughlin to do so.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to McLoughlin. Coleen McLoughlin 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. Coleen McLoughlin may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Realistic and practical, Coleen McLoughlin sets goals for herself that are modest enough for her to actually achieve. She is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for McLoughlin possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Coleen McLoughlin also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling her obligations. McLoughlin often does things because she feels it is expected of her.
Appearing successful and attractive to the public is important to her. Coleen McLoughlin probably enjoys wearing stylish clothes and modern jewelry. She tends to seek admiration from others and social acceptance is necessary to Coleen's well-being.
She is a bit impulsive and excitable and wants things done quickly. Coleen McLoughlin tends to be very impatient with anyone who is slower or less energetic than she is. McLoughlin will fight for what she wants but should guard against mishaps or accidents.
McLoughlin depends a great deal on other people's reactions to her and rarely acts until she sees how she affects others. Coleen McLoughlin must learn to be direct and straightforward, rather than evasive or manipulative. Coleen should also learn to rely heavily on her hunches.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun Conjunct Venus/MC
Sun Opposition Mars/Asc.
Sun Opposition Neptune/Asc.