Although Irina SpÓrlea appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), she is also a "warrior". SpÓrlea 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 Irina SpÓrlea 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. Irina SpÓrlea 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 SpÓrlea's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Irina SpÓrlea 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. Irina likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Irina SpÓrlea 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, Irina SpÓrlea also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for SpÓrlea, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Irina SpÓrlea believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Irina SpÓrlea 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 SpÓrlea's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Irina SpÓrlea to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Irina SpÓrlea would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Irina SpÓrlea to do so.
Her career, reputation and public image are very important to SpÓrlea. Irina SpÓrlea 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. Irina SpÓrlea may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
She is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. She is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. Her spiritual values color Irina's whole perspective and approach to life. She is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
She is infused with a sense of personal destiny or mission and can be extremely driven, obsessed and fanatical. Learning about power and how to use it effectively is definitely on her agenda. Irina SpÓrlea confronts abusive power, tyranny and dominating people who will teach her about power and eventually force SpÓrlea to claim her own.
SpÓrlea might be called the eternal optimist and has a very peace-loving nature. She seems to be happy and content, generous and popular in social circles. Irina SpÓrlea also has a good sense for business and likes to carry out enterprises on a large scale.
Irina SpÓrlea loves to entertain and likes to cultivate social contacts. She enjoys forming close personal relationships with others and most of them should be harmonious. Irina prefers teamwork rather than separate efforts to realize her goals.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Opposition Pluto
Sun Conjunct Moon/Jupiter
Sun Opposition N. Node/Asc.