Although Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), she is also a "warrior". Jacobson 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 Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson 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. Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson 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 Jacobson's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson 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. Ivy likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson 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, Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Jacobson, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson 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 Jacobson's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson to do so.
Jacobson is very attracted to world travel, foreign cultures and studies that expand her intellectual horizons and broaden her understanding of the world.
Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson is philosophically inclined and concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting an overall picture of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy her mind much of the time.
Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. Her artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Ivy does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Jacobson, as are her personal appearance and attractiveness.
She is strong-willed, forceful and independent. Jacobson knows what she wants, but sometimes may act too impulsively, causing quarrels or disagreement with others. Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson tends to judge herself and others quite severely, but she is very sincere, honest and trustworthy.
Emotionally, it could be difficult for Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson to discern illusion from reality. She is impressionable and sympathetic toward others. However, Jacobson tends to idealize others and could adopt a fantasy view of a wonderful marriage, causing disappointment later on.
Her emotions are very intense and Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson is excited quite easily. Love is very important to her and she is constantly seeking emotional fulfillment, but she will not waste time with casual relationships.
She is polite and gallant and makes a special effort to meet others half-way. Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson has the ability to give and receive love. Nurturing friendships, personal love relationships and social life is important to her.
Appearing successful and attractive to the public is important to her. Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson probably enjoys wearing stylish clothes and modern jewelry. She tends to seek admiration from others and social acceptance is necessary to Ivy's well-being.
Jacobson tends to be in a constant state of tension and seems to look for avenues to test her strength. Ivy Goldstein-Jacobson uses all the energy at her disposal in order to succeed. Somewhat rebellious and inflexible, Ivy fights any opposition or resistance she meets.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 9th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Conjunct Moon/Mars
Sun Conjunct Moon/Neptune
Sun Conjunct Moon/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/N. Node
Sun Conjunct Venus/MC
Sun Opposition Saturn/Uranus