Serious and responsible, she tries to carry the world on her shoulders and rarely lets others know that she needs help and support. Djuna Barnes denies or ignores her own emotional needs and feels that others will not accept her if she appears "weak". She is especially uncomfortable with emotional dependency, and tells herself and others (even children) not to be a "baby". Djuna Barnes needs to accept that no one is self-sufficient all the time, and to be gentler with her "childish" emotional needs and wants. To others, she may appear to be rather hard-nosed and tough, with a businesslike attitude toward their personal concerns and feelings. Actually, no one is a truer friend. Her feelings and loyalties run deep, but she often does not let people know how much she cares. Djuna Barnes also sometimes needs to learn to relax, enjoy herself, and play.
Djuna has strong attachments to her past, the place where she grew up, her heritage, and family traditions. In fact, Djuna Barnes may be unable to step out of the habits and roles that she learned as a child. Barnes' tie to her mother is very strong and Djuna Barnes also seeks nurturing and protection from her spouse and other family members as well.
Djuna Barnes has a buoyant, cheerful disposition and she reaches out to others in a warm, open and friendly way. Her emotional generosity and lack of pettiness is well known among her circle of friends, and people often seek Djuna out for help, sympathy or advice. Djuna Barnes is always willing to overlook others' faults, and she sometimes overdoes her charitableness.
Sensitive and sentimental, Djuna Barnes is deeply attached to her family, old friends, familiar places and the past. She is romantic and tender in love relationships, and it is of utmost importance to Barnes to remember birthdays, anniversaries, family rituals and other personally significant days. Djuna Barnes seeks caring, emotional support, and security in her love relationships. Djuna likes to be needed, as well as to cherish and protect her loved ones, of whom she is somewhat possessive.
Promoting beauty, the arts, or entertainment can make Djuna Barnes very happy. Djuna wants to contribute something positive and loving to the world at large and she wants to be recognized for her beauty, artistic gifts, or loving generosity. Djuna Barnes may "marry" her work - that is, being more involved in her career than in her private life. Barnes is a natural host or diplomat.
In love relationships and romance, it is important for Djuna Barnes to be able to deeply respect her partner. Djuna looks beyond the superficial qualities to see their inner worth (or lack thereof), before she lets herself really fall for someone. In fact, too much glamour or flashiness is something of a turn-off to her. Djuna Barnes is capable of mature, lasting loving relationships and seeks a mate who is deep, loyal, and committed. She may be drawn to someone older than her.
Her attraction to someone may come very suddenly and Djuna Barnes loves the excitement of new love relationships. But her attachments may be less than conventional, Barnes changes them quickly, and she is likely to have many affairs. She may not be very selective in her contacts.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Capricorn
Moon in 4th house
Moon Square Jupiter
Venus in Cancer
Venus in 10th house
Venus Sextile Saturn
Venus Opposition Jupiter/Uranus