Gertrude Lawrence seems much more objective, unemotional and matter-of-fact than she really is. Despite her fussiness and perfectionism (described in the previous chapter), she is actually very caring and loving. Gertrude Lawrence needs to make sure to openly express her feelings because otherwise, others do not realize how much she cares about them.
Gertrude 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 Lawrence to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Lawrence 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. Gertrude likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Gertrude Lawrence 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 Gertrude Lawrence 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. Gertrude Lawrence takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Gertrude Lawrence feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Gertrude Lawrence needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Gertrude Lawrence becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Gertrude Lawrence functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Lawrence often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Gertrude Lawrence 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 Lawrence'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.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Lawrence. Gertrude Lawrence 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. Gertrude Lawrence may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Gertrude Lawrence 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. Gertrude Lawrence has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury