Though Joplin appears somewhat unconventional or liberal in her approach to life (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she also has a very down to earth, practical, and rather conservative side. She is more attached to tradition and respectful of the ways of the past than she might let on. Balancing, or reconciling between the old and the new is a constant struggle for Joplin.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, she is driven to prove herself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. Her work, her position in the world, and her contributions to society are very important to Joplin. Janis Joplin will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal she has set for herself, and she often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Janis Joplin has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show her inner feelings and needs. Janis Joplin seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. She is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. She is highly conscientious and even as a child she possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
She is basically a pragmatic realist, and though she may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, she feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Janis has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in her as well.
She is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. She is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Janis Joplin has a great respect for tradition and even if she does not agree with certain laws, she will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Janis Joplin plays by the rules.
She is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. She is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving herself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Joplin.
Joplin's strong points are her depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. Her faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
Janis Joplin tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where her efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting herself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for Joplin.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to Joplin, and she does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how she is going to live her life. Janis Joplin craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Janis Joplin possesses inventive and creative genius.
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 Janis' whole perspective and approach to life. She is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
Joplin is capable of extraordinary physical or mental efforts to gain success and achieve something that will bring her recognition and respect. Janis Joplin has a strong need for authority and power over others and is likely to perform better in a leading position.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 12th house
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Opposition Jupiter/Pluto