Behind Swanson's upbeat, friendly, open manner (described in the previous chapter), there is a very competitive, me-first, play-to-win sort of person.
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 Swanson 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 Swanson's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Gloria Swanson 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 Swanson 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 Swanson also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Swanson, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Gloria Swanson believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Gloria Swanson 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 Swanson's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Gloria Swanson to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Gloria Swanson would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Gloria Swanson to do so.
The urge to learn and to communicate is essential to Gloria Swanson, and she expresses herself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Swanson is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Gloria enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for herself what is going on in the world around her.
Her conscious intentions and goals are frequently opposed by her unconscious beliefs and desires. If Gloria Swanson overrides her instincts and emotions because they seem to lead her in a direction diametrically opposed to the one she consciously desires, her emotions can become unruly. Poor relationships with women and/or difficulties in close one-on-one relationships are also a reflection of this tendency. However, if Gloria Swanson attends to her emotional urges and feelings and listens to the voice of her intuition, dreams and gut feelings, she will derive greater satisfaction from a more balanced life.
Swanson occasionally gamble, splurge, or overextend herself in ways that may be quite at odds with her usual way of doing things. Exaggerating her accomplishments or spending too much in order to impress others and build up her own self-esteem can be a problem. However, Gloria Swanson also has faith and an optimistic side, which enable her to recover from the negative consequences of her excesses, and to learn from them.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to Swanson, and she does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how she is going to live her life. Gloria Swanson craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Gloria Swanson possesses inventive and creative genius.
She is a bit impulsive and excitable and wants things done quickly. Gloria Swanson tends to be very impatient with anyone who is slower or less energetic than she is. Swanson will fight for what she wants but should guard against mishaps or accidents.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Opposition Moon
Sun Quincunx Jupiter
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun Opposition Mars/Asc.