Behind Duke's rather jovial, open, enthusiastic demeanor (as described on the previous page), there is a very different side to her - deeper, more serious, and more emotionally intense, as described below. Her optimism and idealism are tempered and balanced by a certain skepticism and a sense of the darker side of life and of people.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, she is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. Doris Duke is extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and she only allows a special few into her inner world. Like a wary animal, she is cautious and mistrustful of those she does not know until "he sniffs them out". She is highly instinctive and intuitive. Doris Duke usually has a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though she may be unable to clearly articulate why she feels the way she does. Her feelings and perceptions go deeper than words.
Doris Duke also has a powerful need for deep emotional relationships and she forms very intense love bonds and attachments. She is possessive and often jealous of anyone or anything that she perceives as a threat to her relationship with someone she loves. When Doris Duke commits herself to someone or something, she is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. Doris merges with or "marries" the person she loves at a very deep level and therefore separations are extremely painful for her, and often stormy and nasty. When Duke has been wounded, she is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. Doris will most certainly never forget the hurt and she often harbors grievances and resentment for a very long time. Forgiveness does not come easily to her.
Whatever she does, Doris does with passion and fervor, and she often goes to extremes. Duke can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. Duke can also be very narrow-minded: either she is 100% involved in something or it does not exist for her at all. Rarely is Doris Duke emotionally detached and objective. She definitely has a fanatical streak. She is also immensely strong-willed and her tenacity in pursuing her objectives often borders on obsession. She is filled with fierce pride, courage and emotional strength.
Doris Duke loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. Doris never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. Doris Duke tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
Doris Duke tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where her efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged or unknown to the public. Duke may find it exceedingly uncomfortable to assert herself or get up in front of an audience.
She is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Doris Duke has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Doris Duke has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
While Doris Duke does have a strong drive, she frequently holds herself back. One of her challenges lies in learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in her life (or her own internal caution and resistance!).
She may have had a demanding and perfectionist or absent father. In any case, a lack of support and approval, a great deal of responsibility at an early age and an underlying feeling that she can never quite measure up may hold Duke back. While she may encounter a great deal of adversity and struggle alone through many of life's trials, this makes Doris Duke tough and determined. However, Duke should beware of becoming cynical, too hard on herself, and too demanding and critical of others.
Although she takes herself and her responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Doris Duke that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Duke can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling her obligations, and breaking free of them. Her wilder side will now be described.
She is an original! Doris Duke radiates a sort of electrical excitement about the things she is interested in, and conveys this to others, but she also gets bored rather quickly. Doris does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
Along with her energy and drive, Doris Duke has high ideals and an active fantasy life. There is a dreamer and an idealist in Duke, as well as a doer and a fighter. Doris wants to win but not at the expense of others, and this may be somewhat of a dilemma for her.
While she is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Doris Duke also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
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 Doris' whole perspective and approach to life. She is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
She is prone to fanaticism and cannot go halfway in anything she does. Her extremism may seem (and actually be) obsessive and somewhat blind. That is, Doris Duke does not always consciously understand why she feels as driven or intense about a given course of action as she does. There is a strong element of fate or inevitability in Duke's life. A significant death or loss in her close relationships is likely to profoundly influence Doris Duke and shape important life decisions and she may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
Her emotions are very intense and Doris Duke is excited quite easily. Love is very important to her and she is constantly seeking emotional fulfillment, but she will not waste time with casual relationships.
She is a bit impulsive and excitable and wants things done quickly. Doris Duke tends to be very impatient with anyone who is slower or less energetic than she is. Duke will fight for what she wants but should guard against mishaps or accidents.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 12th house
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun Opposition Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun aspects Mars and Neptune
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Quincunx Pluto
Sun Opposition Moon/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mars/Asc.