When reading Blondell's description in the preceding chapter, one would never guess that behind her direct and self-assured manner lies a great deal of caution and self-doubt. Part of Joan Blondell wants to take risks and forge ahead; the other part is far more cautious and sees all the ways her ventures could fail. Moreover, as mentioned below, precision and meticulous attention to detail are actually strong points of Joan's, though one might be deceived at first by her impetuous manner.
At heart Joan Blondell is modest and humble and rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. Joan Blondell has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, Blondell can be relied upon to be cautious, efficient, and thorough in her work and she takes pride in a job well done. What she may lack in self-confidence Joan Blondell often makes up for in skills - fostering expertise, technical knowledge and competence in a specialized area. She is adept at using her hands to create or fix things, and meticulous attention to detail and careful craftsmanship are her forte. Some would say she is a little too meticulous, for Blondell can be extremely critical and petty if everything is not done exactly as she thinks it should be, and she worries about things that other people consider trivial and unimportant. Joan Blondell likes to organize, categorize and arrange everything into a logical system and is often distinctly uncomfortable when something does not fit into a neat category. Disorganization vexes Blondell. She probably wishes that she were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, Blondell can also be mercilessly self-critical. Whether in her environment or within herself, Blondell tends to focus on the flaws, with a desire to improve, refine, and perfect. She is strictly factual, truthful, and scrupulously honest in her self-assessment and often does not give herself enough praise or credit.
She is also highly discriminating and may be especially particular about her diet, hygiene, and health habits. Joan has high aesthetic standards and refined sensitivities, and is bothered by environmental elements (such as disorder, cigarette smoke, etc.) that others overlook. Her tastes are simple and understated, yet refined. She is truly offended by coarseness, bluntness and vulgarity. Blondell can sometimes be difficult to live with because of her fastidiousness, sensitivity and idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though Joan Blondell seems rather cool and self-contained, she is very helpful by nature and enjoys serving others. She is content to play a supporting role rather than the lead. She is quietly devoted to the ones she cares for.
She is cautious, realistic and practical in her approach to life and disinclined to gamble. Joan Blondell analyzes before she acts. She is sometimes too serious. If Blondell allowed herself to play and make mistakes, it would be highly beneficial to her health!
Her energies are directed to either perfecting her techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving herself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Joan Blondell's, and she is quite a perfectionist!
Blondell can easily become overly identified or involved with the function she performs, with her work, or with her own health and "growth process".
Joan Blondell 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 Blondell has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
At times Joan Blondell may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter her direction in life, or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly uncharacteristic of her. When her life is becoming too predictable, Joan may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how she is doing this. These impulses may seem at odds with her conscious intent and desires for herself, and can be unsettling. However, there is a streak of unconventionality and creative genius in Joan Blondell which needs to be expressed now and then.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 6th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Quincunx Uranus