In addition to having an independent spirit, as described in the previous chapter, Joan BŠez is also objective, pragmatic and quite ambitious. She is likely to work her way to the top of the ladder in some corporation, academic community or the like through her astute strategies combined with her willingness to take risks. Joan BŠez aims to be the authority, the one in charge. At times her impulsiveness may be at odds with her conservative, responsible side (which is discussed below). BŠez could experience ongoing internal tension between pleasing herself and acting spontaneously versus doing what she needs to do to get ahead and realize her long-range ambitions.
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 BŠez. Joan BŠez 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.
Joan BŠez has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show her inner feelings and needs. Joan BŠez 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. Joan 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. Joan BŠez 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, Joan BŠez 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 BŠez.
BŠez'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.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to BŠez. Joan BŠez has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy her; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Joan BŠez may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Joan BŠez tends to see things from her perspective only and to be rather subjective. She also enjoys talking and expressing her views but does not always listen as well. Joan BŠez has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to BŠez, and she does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how she is going to live her life. Joan BŠez craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Joan BŠez possesses inventive and creative genius.
BŠez seems to lack self-confidence and has a sense of anxiety and insecurity that has no obvious cause. Joan BŠez tends to withdraw and her outlook in general could be a bit too negative. Joan BŠez should beware of letting her emotional tension react to her physical well-being.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun Opposition Saturn/Neptune