Behind Parker'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.
Eleanor 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 Parker to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Parker 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. Eleanor likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Eleanor Parker 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 Eleanor Parker 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. Eleanor Parker takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Eleanor Parker feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Eleanor Parker needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Eleanor Parker becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Eleanor Parker functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Parker often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Eleanor Parker 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 Parker'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 Eleanor Parker really shines and expresses her creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions comes naturally to her.
She is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Eleanor Parker has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to her obligations and duties. Eleanor Parker tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take herself too seriously.
Inwardly she is zealous and fanatical, though she may hide her personal desires and intentions, as well as the intensity of her feelings. She is driven by a deep inner sense of destiny and mission and an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition. Eleanor is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. Eleanor Parker tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and she often seeks to emulate them. Eleanor has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 11th house
Sun Square Saturn
Sun Conjunct Pluto