Behind Steinem's rather secretive and guarded exterior (as described on the previous page), she is very competitive, dynamic and driven. This aspect of Steinem's character is described in more detail in this chapter.
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. Gloria Steinem 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 Steinem's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Gloria Steinem 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. Gloria likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Gloria Steinem 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, Gloria Steinem also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Steinem, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Gloria Steinem believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Gloria Steinem 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 Steinem's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Gloria Steinem to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Gloria Steinem would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Gloria Steinem to do so.
Gloria Steinem has a very dramatic, creative, expressive nature and she loves to perform. Gloria enjoys being the center of attention and she seeks to shine, to excel, and to be outstanding in some unique way. She is very involved in her own creativity and self-expression, and takes great pleasure in developing and using her special talents, whether these are artistic, athletic, or intellectual. Gloria Steinem has a strong sense of pride.
Gloria Steinem feels that she has the support of her family or others in her environment for her creative efforts and personal goals, which enables her to act with confidence. She is able to satisfy both her need to be an individual and her need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. She is in harmony with herself and is therefore an effective individual.
She is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Gloria Steinem has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Gloria Steinem has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 5th house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Conjunct Mars