Her initial wariness and caution (as described on the previous page) is balanced by her innate enthusiasm and optimism. Even though she is fiercely and emotionally intense, Emily Dickinson can also adopt a broader perspective of herself and her predicaments and laugh at herself in the process.
She is a gambler and an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to travel the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one. She is independent, freedom loving, and often very restless. She needs a lifestyle that provides opportunities for travel, movement, change, and meeting new people. A steady routine, which offers much in the way of security but little in the way of space and freedom, is odious to her.
To Emily Dickinson, life is a journey and an adventure that is endlessly interesting and rich with possibilities, and it may be difficult for her to decide where to focus her attention and efforts. Emily Dickinson probably traveled around and experimented with many different paths before she settled on a particular career. Or she may go from one project to the next, for once the challenge and vital interest is gone, she is very quick to move on. Commitment, discipline, focus and concentration are not her strong points. Dickinson can be irresponsible and disinclined to take on the burdens and limitations of adult life.
An incurable optimist, she has big dreams, aspirations and hopes for the future and is usually engaged in pursuing a far-off goal. Emily Dickinson has a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures do not crush her spirit. Dickinson always bounces back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. Emily Dickinson has a sporting, playful attitude toward life and she is philosophical about her mistakes. Emily has the ability to sense future trends, to see the big picture, and she likes to theorize and speculate. However, she gets annoyed with all the details and practical requirements required to implement her theories.
Dickinson expresses herself in a very open, direct and straightforward manner and is often blunt and tactless as well. Because she does not take herself too seriously, she may not realize how deeply her candid statements can wound more sensitive souls. In fact, though she may not realize it, Emily's insensitivity and lack of understanding regarding others' feelings is probably one of her worst faults.
Emily Dickinson enjoys being in close relationships but also needs freedom and she does not do well with a possessive, clinging, or emotionally demanding partner. She is quite generous, and heartily dislikes pettiness in others. Someone who shares her ideals, her sense of fun and her zest for life would be the right companion for Dickinson.
Ownership gives Emily Dickinson a sense of security, and she has a strong attachment to her possessions. Emily also has a natural instinct or understanding of economics, finance, trade, and appraising the value of merchandise.
Emily Dickinson tends to see things from her perspective only and to be rather subjective. She also enjoys talking and expressing her views but does not always listen as well. Emily Dickinson has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Emily Dickinson is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. Her artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Emily does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Dickinson, as are her personal appearance and attractiveness.
Dickinson always seems to find the right words to verbalize her feelings, especially in regard to love and friendship. Emily Dickinson also has a keen sense of beauty and she probably appreciates art, music or poetry.
Dickinson alternates between aggression and apathy and sometimes feels that she is unable to meet all the demands made on her. Once Emily Dickinson becomes aware of what she needs to do, however, she is capable of working long and hard, not giving up until her work is done.
With her charm and outgoing personality Emily Dickinson has no trouble attracting people and she enjoys pleasant and congenial relationships with them. She may choose social contact with generous or wealthy people and would prefer to live in a beautiful home.
Dickinson depends a great deal on other people's reactions to her and rarely acts until she sees how she affects others. Emily Dickinson must learn to be direct and straightforward, rather than evasive or manipulative. Emily should also learn to rely heavily on her hunches.
Emily has the ability to stand on her own feet and use the power of her own personality to attain success. Emily Dickinson needs to be a leader and she has a strong desire to obtain power and authority. It is imperative to Dickinson that she be out in front of the parade.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in 2nd house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Venus
Sun Opposition Mars/Saturn
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/Asc.
Sun Conjunct Neptune/Asc.
Sun Opposition Pluto/MC