Although Ilsa Konrads appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), she is also a "warrior". Konrads sometimes feels torn between these two facets of her character: the sensitive, tenderhearted, home-loving side, and the assertive, competitive, risk-taking side. People who first meet Ilsa Konrads often think that she is a "softy", but later find out that she is strong willed and pursues her goals aggressively.
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. Ilsa Konrads 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 Konrads' gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Ilsa Konrads 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. Ilsa likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Ilsa Konrads 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, Ilsa Konrads also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Konrads, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Ilsa Konrads believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Ilsa Konrads 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 Konrads' relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Ilsa Konrads to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Ilsa Konrads would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Ilsa Konrads to do so.
Her career, reputation and public image are very important to Konrads. Ilsa Konrads 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. Ilsa Konrads may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
She is an original! Ilsa Konrads 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. Ilsa does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
Ilsa Konrads deeply believes in her own power and her ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Ilsa has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, she pursues her desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and she may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Ilsa likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun Trine Pluto