Inside, she is quite different from what her freewheeling, confident, playful demeanor (mentioned in the previous chapter) would suggest. Although Doolittle likes to theorize and speculate and dream big dreams, she is basically clearheaded and practical. However, Hilda Doolittle also worries and frets a great deal, although others may not know this from her jovial demeanor.
At heart Hilda Doolittle is modest and humble and rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. Hilda Doolittle has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, Doolittle can be relied upon to be cautious, efficient, and thorough in her work and she takes pride in a job well done. What she may lack in self-confidence Hilda Doolittle often makes up for in skills - fostering expertise, technical knowledge and competence in a specialized area. She is adept at using her hands to create or fix things, and meticulous attention to detail and careful craftsmanship are her forte. Some would say she is a little too meticulous, for Doolittle can be extremely critical and petty if everything is not done exactly as she thinks it should be, and she worries about things that other people consider trivial and unimportant. Hilda Doolittle likes to organize, categorize and arrange everything into a logical system and is often distinctly uncomfortable when something does not fit into a neat category. Disorganization vexes Doolittle. She probably wishes that she were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, Doolittle can also be mercilessly self-critical. Whether in her environment or within herself, Doolittle tends to focus on the flaws, with a desire to improve, refine, and perfect. She is strictly factual, truthful, and scrupulously honest in her self-assessment and often does not give herself enough praise or credit.
She is also highly discriminating and may be especially particular about her diet, hygiene, and health habits. H.D. has high aesthetic standards and refined sensitivities, and is bothered by environmental elements (such as disorder, cigarette smoke, etc.) that others overlook. Her tastes are simple and understated, yet refined. She is truly offended by coarseness, bluntness and vulgarity. Doolittle can sometimes be difficult to live with because of her fastidiousness, sensitivity and idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though Hilda Doolittle seems rather cool and self-contained, she is very helpful by nature and enjoys serving others. She is content to play a supporting role rather than the lead. She is quietly devoted to the ones she cares for.
She is cautious, realistic and practical in her approach to life and disinclined to gamble. Hilda Doolittle analyzes before she acts. She is sometimes too serious. If Doolittle allowed herself to play and make mistakes, it would be highly beneficial to her health!
World travel, foreign cultures, and studies which expand her intellectual horizons and broaden her understanding of the world are very attractive to Doolittle.
Hilda Doolittle has a philosophical turn of mind and is concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting the overview of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy her mind much of the time.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Hilda Doolittle, between her conscious attitudes and aspirations, and her deeper emotional and subconscious beliefs, needs, and feelings. This creates considerable inner stress and sometimes paralyzing indecision, mostly due to the fact that H.D. may be trying to follow a path that is at odds with her subconscious desires. Chronic tightness or tension in her body may well be a signal that Hilda Doolittle is denying or suppressing the messages from her subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Hilda Doolittle will learn to accept the two quite different aspects of her and to express both of them. If she cannot do this, Doolittle is apt to attract many relationships into her life with people who reflect her denied or repressed qualities, and who seem to make her life difficult. (Read also chapter 4 in order to get a better picture of the duality described here.)
Hilda Doolittle has a healthy amount of self-control and self-discipline. Doolittle also radiates a rather responsible, trustworthy, solid feeling about herself which will win her the confidence of others, especially her superiors.
She is warm-hearted, kind, generous and very popular, especially with the opposite sex. Doolittle's happy feelings rub off onto others and everyone enjoys being with her. Due to a protective and encouraging upbringing, her relationships with her parents are good.
She is somewhat excitable and quickly aroused. Hilda Doolittle could be a little self-centered, but at the same time also magnetic. H.D. likes to flirt and tends to fall in love at first sight, but she then transfers her affections to someone else for no apparent reason.
Maintaining relationships with friends and associates is very important to Hilda Doolittle and she keeps in touch with them through her shared interests. Her friends are likely to be very supportive to Doolittle in everything she does.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 9th house
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Sextile Saturn
Sun Conjunct Venus/Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Venus/Uranus
Sun Conjunct N. Node/MC