Though Cannon appears somewhat unconventional or liberal in her approach to life (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she also has a very down to earth, practical, and rather conservative side. She is more attached to tradition and respectful of the ways of the past than she might let on. Balancing, or reconciling between the old and the new is a constant struggle for Cannon.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, she is driven to prove herself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. Her work, her position in the world, and her contributions to society are very important to Cannon. Dyan Cannon will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal she has set for herself, and she often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Dyan Cannon has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show her inner feelings and needs. Dyan Cannon seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. She is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. She is highly conscientious and even as a child she possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
She is basically a pragmatic realist, and though she may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, she feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Dyan has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in her as well.
She is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. She is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Dyan Cannon has a great respect for tradition and even if she does not agree with certain laws, she will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Dyan Cannon plays by the rules.
She is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. She is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving herself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Cannon.
Cannon's strong points are her depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. Her faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
Leading groups and classes and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Dyan Cannon really shines and expresses her creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions comes naturally to her.
Dyan Cannon often feels that she is at cross purposes with herself, for her conscious intentions and desires conflict with her subconscious emotional needs and drives. She is torn in two different directions. Dyan has difficulty satisfying both her need to be an individual and her need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Dyan sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to her or what Dyan really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
She is blessed with abundant optimism, self-confidence and cheerful generosity. Her good will and friendliness win her many allies. Dyan Cannon also has grand visions and aspirations, and the desire to succeed in life in a big way. Dyan expects the best, and usually gets it.
However she also has a more somber side, which keeps Cannon's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Dyan Cannon tends to seesaw between her faith, vision and high aspirations, and her caution and realism (or fear!). She cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and she accepts the need for hard work. Her skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
Dyan Cannon has a healthy amount of self-control and self-discipline. Cannon also radiates a rather responsible, trustworthy, solid feeling about herself which will win her the confidence of others, especially her superiors.
While she is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Dyan Cannon 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 Dyan's whole perspective and approach to life. She is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
Dyan Cannon has a strong need for intellectual relationships and associations and she likes to share her intellectual interests with others. This could be in meetings or by joining various clubs and organizations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 11th house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Sextile Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Conjunct Mercury/N. Node