Behind Ballard's strong, proud appearance (described in the previous chapter), there is a very tender, sensitive, sentimental, feeling person. She is probably much shyer and more private than initially presumed.
Edna has powerful emotional attachments to the past, her family, her childhood, places she associates with safety and security, and her beginnings. It is very important to Ballard to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Ballard tends to cling to whatever is dear to her - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
She is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Edna likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Edna Ballard has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of her life centers on her home. She is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Edna Ballard than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
She is primarily emotional and her views are often dominated by her feelings and her own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for her to judge situations fairly and objectively because her personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Edna Ballard takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Edna Ballard feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Edna Ballard needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Edna Ballard becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Edna Ballard functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Ballard often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Edna Ballard also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
Her compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Ballard's strong points. Her faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
Leading groups and classes, and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Edna Ballard really shines and expresses her creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions is natural to her.
Edna Ballard has a mature and often somber demeanor. She is serious, reserved, self-disciplined, highly responsible and conscientious. She progresses rather slowly in life, through her own efforts and persistence. She is also rather stern and judgmental, especially with herself. Cautious and careful, it is difficult for her to really let go, be spontaneous and playful. Edna likes to be in control of herself.
Although she takes herself and her responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Edna Ballard that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Ballard can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling her obligations, and breaking free of them. Her wilder side will now be described.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, her life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Edna Ballard is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Ballard has a rebellious streak and she often feels she is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to her.
Edna Ballard has a good relationship between her body and soul. Edna Ballard tends to seek out the public and because of her strong personality, others will follow her. Edna could do well in public relations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 11th house
Sun Conjunct Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Square Uranus
Sun Conjunct Asc./MC