Although Joan Hamburg seems flexible and changeable (as described on the previous page), she is really quite loyal, and she remains fixed on her heart's desires. Because she enjoys taking center stage, Joan Hamburg often uses her verbal agility and quick wit (mentioned earlier) to entertain or impress other people.
Proud and intensely individual, Joan Hamburg really wants to stand out, to be the very best she can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for her unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to her, and she cannot tolerate being relegated to the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Joan Hamburg must put her personal stamp on whatever she does, and direct her own course in life. Joan Hamburg needs to have a place where she can shine, express herself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Joan has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Joan Hamburg also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Joan Hamburg, it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and she secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero of the play. Joan wants to be great and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. She needs someone to believe in her and her dreams. Though Hamburg appears radiantly self-confident and independent, she is actually very dependent on the affirmation, love and recognition of others. She cannot bear going unnoticed or unappreciated.
Joan Hamburg also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person she loves feel special. Joan Hamburg loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in her relationships. She is also immensely loyal and will defend her loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend her pride or betray her trust. However, Joan Hamburg likes to be the strong one in her relationships and she really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Joan needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as she is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with her.
Hamburg's strengths are her zest and love for life, her creative power and her warm and generous heart. Her primary fault is her tendency to be very egocentric, and so concerned with the impression she is making and with her own creative self-expression that she forgets there is another, larger world that does not revolve around her.
The urge to learn and to communicate is essential to Joan Hamburg, and she expresses herself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Hamburg is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Joan enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for herself what is going on in the world around her.
Joan Hamburg 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 Hamburg has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Joan Hamburg, between her conscious attitudes and aspirations, and her deeper emotional and subconscious beliefs, needs, and feelings. This creates considerable inner stress and sometimes paralyzing indecision, mostly due to the fact that Joan may be trying to follow a path that is at odds with her subconscious desires. Chronic tightness or tension in her body may well be a signal that Joan Hamburg is denying or suppressing the messages from her subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Joan Hamburg will learn to accept the two quite different aspects of her and to express both of them. If she cannot do this, Hamburg is apt to attract many relationships into her life with people who reflect her denied or repressed qualities, and who seem to make her life difficult. (Read also chapter 4 in order to get a better picture of the duality described here.)
Joan has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Joan Hamburg tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, she never gives up on her hopes for the future. Hamburg tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
Joan Hamburg has a sensitive physique, is impressionable and prone to external influences. Joan should guard against the tendency to escape through drugs, alcohol etc. Her imagination is very vivid and Hamburg is likely to dream of big things.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Neptune/Pluto