Although Devon appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), she is also a "warrior". Devon 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 Devon 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. Devon 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 Devon's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Devon 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. Devon likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Devon 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, Devon also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Devon, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Devon believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Devon 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 Devon's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Devon to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Devon would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Devon to do so.
Her career, reputation and public image are very important to Devon. Devon 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. Devon may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Realistic and practical, Devon 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 Devon possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Devon also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling her obligations. Devon often does things because she feels it is expected of her.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Trine Saturn