Though Gong Li seems rather dreamy, fluid, and impressionable (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she is actually very realistic and well grounded. Her compassion and receptivity to others' feelings discussed earlier is balanced by a rather pragmatic, businesslike, no-nonsense aspect to her character, as described below.
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 Gong Li. Gong Li 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.
Gong Li has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show her inner feelings and needs. Gong Li 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. Gong Li 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. Gong Li 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, Gong Li 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 Gong Li.
Gong Li'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 Gong Li. Gong Li has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. She is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Gong Li may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Gong Li often feels that she is at cross purposes with herself, for her conscious intentions and desires conflict with her subconscious emotional needs and drives. She is torn in two different directions. Gong Li has difficulty satisfying both her need to be an individual and her need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Gong Li sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to her or what Gong Li really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
Gong Li has a healthy amount of self-control and self-discipline. Gong Li also radiates a rather responsible, trustworthy, solid feeling about herself which will win her the confidence of others, especially her superiors.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 10th house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Sextile Saturn