Although Fanny Ardant appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), she is also a "warrior". Ardant sometimes feels torn between these two facets of her character: the sensitive, tenderhearted, home-loving side, and the assertive, competitive, risk-taking side. People who first meet Fanny Ardant often think that she is a "softy", but later find out that she is strong willed and pursues her goals aggressively.
She is a person who thrives on challenge, and she often feels that she must battle her way through life, relying on no one and nothing but her own strength, intelligence and courage. Fanny Ardant believes in being totally honest, true to herself and her own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Ardant's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Fanny Ardant craves the freedom to do things in her own way, and she works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not her style. Fanny likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Fanny Ardant loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then she is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for her. She is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though she may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Fanny Ardant also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Ardant, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Fanny Ardant believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Fanny Ardant hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting her own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for her.
She is basically aggressive in her attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. She is often so fired up about her own projects or goals that she inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Ardant's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Fanny Ardant to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Fanny Ardant would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Fanny Ardant to do so.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Ardant. Fanny Ardant 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. Fanny Ardant may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Fanny Ardant 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 Fanny does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Ardant, as are her personal appearance and attractiveness.
Although Fanny Ardant prefers harmony and accord, she also has a confrontational side.
She is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Fanny Ardant has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Fanny Ardant has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
While Fanny Ardant deeply appreciates beauty and has a great desire for love, she is in no way frivolous or indiscriminate in her affections. Ardant can be very frugal and sparing with both money and emotions.
While Fanny Ardant does have a strong drive, she frequently holds herself back. One of her challenges lies in learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in her life (or her own internal caution and resistance!).
Fanny has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill her personal destiny. However, she does have the strength and stamina necessary to do so. Support and helpful guidance from her father or other significant men in her life may well be lacking. In fact, their disapproval of Fanny and their harsh criticism are apt to be two of her greatest handicaps, and at times she may feel quite discouraged and alone. But true self-reliance and a solid sense of her own powers may well be the silver lining to that cloud in her life. Fanny Ardant needs to learn to follow her own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what her critics or the authorities say.
Although she takes herself and her responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Fanny Ardant that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Ardant can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling her obligations, and breaking free of them. Her wilder side will now be described.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, her life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Fanny Ardant is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Ardant has a rebellious streak and she often feels she is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to her.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun aspects Venus and Mars
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun aspects Venus and Saturn
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Square Uranus