Although it may seem that she is just patiently plodding along, Ethel Merman is actually quite shrewd and has a clear purpose in mind. She is far more astute and ambitious than her rather gentle, forbearing manner (described in the previous chapter) would suggest.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, she is driven to prove herself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. Her work, her position in the world, and her contributions to society are very important to Merman. Ethel Merman will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal she has set for herself, and she often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Ethel Merman has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show her inner feelings and needs. Ethel Merman seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. She is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. She is highly conscientious and even as a child she possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
She is basically a pragmatic realist, and though she may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, she feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Ethel has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in her as well.
She is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. She is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Ethel Merman has a great respect for tradition and even if she does not agree with certain laws, she will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Ethel Merman plays by the rules.
She is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. She is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving herself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Merman.
Merman's strong points are her depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. Her faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Merman. Ethel Merman 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. Ethel Merman may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Ethel Merman 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. Ethel Merman has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Ethel Merman has a healthy amount of self-control and self-discipline. Merman also radiates a rather responsible, trustworthy, solid feeling about herself which will win her the confidence of others, especially her superiors.
She is apt to be a fanatic in some way, and cannot go halfway in anything she does. Her extremism may seem (and actually be) obsessive and somewhat blind. That is, Ethel Merman does not always consciously understand why she feels as driven or intense about a given course of action as she does. There is a strong element of fate or inevitability in Merman's life. A significant death or loss in her close relationships is apt to profoundly influence Ethel Merman and shape important decisions in her life, and she may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
Ethel Merman has a harmonious balance between her body, soul and spirit. She enjoys intellectual challenges from others, but tends to form her own mental attitudes and philosophies of life. She may be interested in studying human nature and matters of health.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Sextile Saturn
Sun Quincunx Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/MC