In spite of her rather meek comportment (as described on the previous page), she is very stubborn and tenacious, and there is a great deal of quiet willfulness and strength behind her modest demeanor.
She is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of her greatest assets. Once Houston's course is set, she pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway her from her purpose.
Jean Houston has a very practical nature; she wants to see concrete, tangible results for her efforts, and she is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of her "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for she has a great love of the physical world and she wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Jean Houston will work long and persistently, she also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and she wants to enjoy what she has worked for. In fact, Houston can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Jean Houston also loves the beauty of the natural world and she probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, her needs are simple and she is easy to please. Jean Houston has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless she is forced to do so. She is not very demanding emotionally, though she does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of her faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Houston for support. Though she hates upheaval and sudden changes, Jean Houston usually maintains her poise and equanimity. Jean Houston also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. She makes an excellent parent, especially if she follows her instincts more often than "the experts".
Jean has three major faults: one is her bullheaded obstinacy. The second is her unwillingness to deviate from her safe, predictable routine. And the third is Houston's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Jean Houston lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open her mind to new horizons.
World travel, foreign cultures, and studies which expand her intellectual horizons and broaden her understanding of the world are very attractive to Houston.
Jean Houston has a philosophical turn of mind and is concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting the overview of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy her mind much of the time.
Innovative, original, unorthodox and unconventional, she identifies with the role of a rebel, reformer or iconoclast. Jean Houston insists upon a great deal of personal freedom and does not easily adapt to others' needs and wishes. Jean needs a lifestyle that allows her to be spontaneous. She often feels that she is somehow different from other people and outside of society's mainstream.
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 Jean's whole perspective and approach to life. She is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
She is a bit impulsive and excitable and wants things done quickly. Jean Houston tends to be very impatient with anyone who is slower or less energetic than she is. Houston will fight for what she wants but should guard against mishaps or accidents.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 9th house
Sun Conjunct Uranus
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Opposition Mars/Asc.