Though Helen Keller seems powerful and intense in a quiet sort of way (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she is really quite soft, sentimental and vulnerable inside.
Helen 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 Keller to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Keller 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. Helen likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Helen Keller 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 Helen Keller 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. Helen Keller takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Helen Keller feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Helen Keller needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Helen Keller becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Helen Keller functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Keller often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Helen Keller 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 Keller'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.
Helen Keller craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable, or taboo. She may hide her interests or inclinations, except from those who know Helen very intimately. Helen Keller is rarely content with herself and her life, and she has an inner urge to be continually going farther or deeper than her ever have before. Helen has also a strong interest in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
Helen Keller 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 Helen does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Keller, as are her personal appearance and attractiveness.
She is an original! Helen Keller radiates a sort of electrical excitement about the things she is interested in, and conveys this to others, but she also gets bored rather quickly. Helen does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
Her vitality is very strong and she is likely to be a workaholic. If Helen Keller is not careful, she may work so hard that she becomes exhausted, leaving herself open to physical breakdown. Helen Keller also has a strong drive to win and to dominate others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 8th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun Conjunct Mars/Pluto