Though Roosevelt may seem breezy, independent and freedom loving (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she is in fact not completely happy without a partner. She enjoys being on the move and exploring new territory, but wants a traveling companion! Roosevelt yearns for fulfilling, yet non-restricting relationships.
Harmony and balance are her keynotes. Eleanor Roosevelt instinctively understands the need to accommodate other people's interests and desires, and she is always fair and willing to meet others half way. Tactful, diplomatic, and quite socially aware, Eleanor does all she can to avoid conflict and discord. Her spirit is one of cooperation and compromise, and she often achieves through charm and discretion what would have been impossible to achieve with a direct, forceful approach.
Getting along with and pleasing others may be too important to Roosevelt since she can be too dependent on the approval and opinions of other to make her own decisions. Roosevelt will rarely act without seeking the counsel and feedback of other people. She prefers sharing and doing things with others rather than on her own. Being alone feels very unnatural to Eleanor Roosevelt, and she has a strong need for a partner and intimate one-on-one relationships.
Eleanor Roosevelt invests a great deal of her energy in personal love relationships and she is very idealistic and romantic about marriage. Eleanor Roosevelt seeks a partner who is her equal intellectually, and who is capable of a mental relationship as well as a physical and emotional one. She makes a thoughtful, considerate friend or lover, and she enjoys the traditional symbols of love - courtship, flowers, etc. Roosevelt perceives relationships like an art that requires time, attention and creative effort. Eleanor Roosevelt appreciates a partner who is subtle and polished, never coarse or blunt.
Fairness and equality, both in her personal relationships and in the world, are extremely important to her. If Eleanor Roosevelt fights about anything, it is often about something she feels is unfair and unbalanced. Balance is very important to Eleanor. She believes in moderation in all things and avoids fanaticism and extremism at all costs.
Eleanor Roosevelt also has a strong need for beautiful, harmonious surroundings and a natural sense of artistic style and grace, which is reflected in the way Roosevelt dresses and furnishes her home and workspace. Everything must be aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. Working with people as a counselor, advisor, consultant, or negotiator, or in an artistic field such as design or photography would be fulfilling to her.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Roosevelt. Eleanor Roosevelt has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy her; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Eleanor Roosevelt may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Eleanor Roosevelt 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. Eleanor has difficulty satisfying both her need to be an individual and her need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Eleanor sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to her or what Eleanor really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Libra
Sun in Libra
Sun in 10th house
Sun Square Moon