Behind Christensen's nice, pleasant, easygoing demeanor (described in the previous chapter) lies a very clear-eyed, objective, no-nonsense person. This aspect of Christensen's character is described in more detail 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 Christensen. Helena Christensen 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.
Helena Christensen has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show her inner feelings and needs. Helena Christensen 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. Helena 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. Helena Christensen 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, Helena Christensen 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 Christensen.
Christensen'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.
The urge to learn and to communicate is essential to Helena Christensen, and she expresses herself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Christensen is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Helena enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for herself what is going on in the world around her.
Helena has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Helena Christensen tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, she never gives up on her hopes for the future. Christensen tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, her life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Helena Christensen is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Christensen has a rebellious streak and she often feels she is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to her.
Helena Christensen tends to become excited and upset at the slightest cause, generating tension with others. Helena also could encounter strange experiences or coincidences with others. She may have a feeling of being different than others and she wants to be her own person.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun Square Uranus
Sun Opposition Uranus/N. Node