Although Lauder may seem quite poised, even-tempered, balanced and harmonious (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she is actually rather moody and emotional. Inside, she is much more subjective and biased in her attitudes than her fair-minded, reasonable demeanor may imply.
Estée 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 Lauder to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Lauder 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. Estée likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Estée Lauder 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 Estée Lauder 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. Estée Lauder takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Estée Lauder feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Estée Lauder needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Estée Lauder becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Estée Lauder functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Lauder often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Estée Lauder 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 Lauder'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.
World travel, foreign cultures, and studies which expand her intellectual horizons and broaden her understanding of the world are very attractive to Lauder.
Estée Lauder has a philosophical turn of mind and is concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting the overview of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy her mind much of the time.
Estée Lauder 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. Estée Lauder has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Estée Lauder 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 Estée does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Lauder, as are her personal appearance and attractiveness.
While Estée Lauder deeply appreciates beauty and has a great desire for love, she is in no way frivolous or indiscriminate in her affections. Lauder can be very frugal and sparing with both money and emotions.
She is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Estée Lauder has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to her obligations and duties. Estée Lauder tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take herself too seriously.
While she is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Estée Lauder also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
Sensitive and imaginative, she is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits and to mysticism. Estée Lauder is impressionable and receptive, and often has experiences that are unusual and unexplainable by the rational mind. Estée has an abundance of dreams, visions and longings, but does not always have the concentrated will and stamina to make them materialize. Gentle, idealistic and peace loving, Estée often seeks to avoid the harsh realities of life. Estée has an ethereal quality about her.
Estée Lauder 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.
She is polite and gallant and makes a special effort to meet others half-way. Estée Lauder has the ability to give and receive love. Nurturing friendships, personal love relationships and social life is important to her.
Her vitality is very strong and she is likely to be a workaholic. If Estée Lauder is not careful, she may work so hard that she becomes exhausted, leaving herself open to physical breakdown. Estée Lauder also has a strong drive to win and to dominate others.
She is well aware of her limitations and has a strong desire to go her own way in life. There is a note of gravity to Estée's personality and she appears somewhat somber. It is not easy for Estée Lauder to relax and enjoy and she prefers to work in seclusion.
She may find it hard to establish relationships with other people and she tends to look for more timid partners. Estée Lauder could also have difficulty expressing her ideas to others as well as coming to an understanding with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 9th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun aspects Venus and Saturn
Sun Square Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Conjunct Neptune
Sun Conjunct Mercury/N. Node
Sun Conjunct Venus/N. Node
Sun Conjunct Mars/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Saturn/Asc.
Sun Conjunct Neptune/N. Node