Behind Berben's rather serious, conservative demeanor (described in the previous chapter), she is quite a showman at heart. There is a much more flamboyant or outrageous side to Berben that may surface only rarely. Nevertheless, though Iris Berben seems quiet and modest, she harbors dreams that are larger than life. Iris is an ambitious person and she will not let others prevent her from reaching her goals.
Proud and intensely individual, Iris Berben really wants to stand out, to be the very best she can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for her unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to her, and she cannot tolerate being relegated to the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Iris Berben must put her personal stamp on whatever she does, and direct her own course in life. Iris Berben needs to have a place where she can shine, express herself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Iris has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Iris Berben also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Iris Berben, it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and she secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero of the play. Iris wants to be great and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. She needs someone to believe in her and her dreams. Though Berben appears radiantly self-confident and independent, she is actually very dependent on the affirmation, love and recognition of others. She cannot bear going unnoticed or unappreciated.
Iris Berben also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person she loves feel special. Iris Berben loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in her relationships. She is also immensely loyal and will defend her loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend her pride or betray her trust. However, Iris Berben likes to be the strong one in her relationships and she really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Iris needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as she is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with her.
Berben's strengths are her zest and love for life, her creative power and her warm and generous heart. Her primary fault is her tendency to be very egocentric, and so concerned with the impression she is making and with her own creative self-expression that she forgets there is another, larger world that does not revolve around her.
Iris Berben invests a tremendous amount of her creative energy into her relationships with others, particularly her marriage or other close partnerships. Iris feels that she needs others in order to be all that she can be, and she is disinclined to solitary activities and endeavors.
Working with people on a one-to-one basis to bring about mutual understanding, harmony, and satisfaction is an area in which Iris Berben can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of hers.
Inwardly she is zealous and fanatical, though she may hide her personal desires and intentions, as well as the intensity of her feelings. She is driven by a deep inner sense of destiny and mission and an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition. Iris is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. Iris Berben tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and she often seeks to emulate them. Iris has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
Berben always seems to find the right words to verbalize her feelings, especially in regard to love and friendship. Iris Berben also has a keen sense of beauty and she probably appreciates art, music or poetry.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 7th house
Sun Conjunct Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Venus