Jacqueline du Pré
Her self-reliant, independent spirit described in the previous chapter, combined with her strong sense of community and larger social issues, compel du Pré to take a strong stand on various ideological and political issues. Jacqueline du Pré feels that others are often too unconcerned and uninvolved in larger social issues that affect them directly. Political activism or being a "warrior" for a cause that is dear to her heart may be Jacqueline's path in life.
She is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and she insists upon living her own life as she sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Jacqueline du Pré cannot be owned or possessed, and while she is willing to share herself with another, she does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, du Pré can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Jacqueline has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and she tries to abide by them; however, her ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Jacqueline du Pré probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
She is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and she often let her head rule rather than her heart. Jacqueline du Pré seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because she is capable of putting aside her personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Jacqueline makes up her mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade her, and she can be rather dogmatic.
Jacqueline du Pré thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond her own personal sphere - her town, nation, or even planet. She is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. She enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and she often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, she harbors great hopes for the future. Jacqueline du Pré stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Jacqueline du Pré was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Jacqueline has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
Her strong points include her concern for human welfare and social betterment, her sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and her vision. Her faults are her stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Leading groups and classes and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Jacqueline du Pré really shines and expresses her creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions comes naturally to her.
Jacqueline has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill her personal destiny. However, she has the strength and stamina necessary to do so. Support and helpful guidance from her father or other significant men in her life may well be lacking. In fact, their disapproval of Jacqueline and their harsh criticism are apt to be two of her greatest handicaps, and at times she may feel quite discouraged and alone. But true self-reliance and a solid sense of her own powers may well be the silver lining to that cloud in her life. Jacqueline du Pré needs to learn to follow her own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what her critics or the authorities may say.
Although she takes herself and her responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Jacqueline du Pré that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. du Pré can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling her obligations, and breaking free of them. Her wilder side will now be described.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to du Pré, and she does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how she is going to live her life. Jacqueline du Pré craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Jacqueline du Pré possesses inventive and creative genius.
While she is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Jacqueline du Pré also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
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 Jacqueline'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. Jacqueline du Pré confronts abusive power, tyranny and dominating people who will teach her about power and eventually force du Pré to claim her own.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 11th house
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Opposition Pluto