Even though Joan Rivers comes across as headstrong and independent (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she is not a loner. As the following paragraphs describe, she is really a very social and gregarious creature at heart. Communication is very important to her, but Rivers often speaks too forcefully and she may not be as good a listener as she is a speaker. Moreover, Joan Rivers should be careful not to let her fast-paced life cause her to become high-strung and nervous.
Joan Rivers is, in many ways, an eternal child. Her mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful and always eager for new experiences - and her attention span is often quite brief. Rivers grasps ideas quickly and once her initial curiosity has been satisfied, she is ready to move on. Joan Rivers craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Joan Rivers to decide just where her talents and true vocation lie, for she has a multitude of interests and is loathe limiting herself by concentrating on just one. She is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. Her curiosity and restlessness propel Joan toward many different experiences in life, and she is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even if it is something she does well, is tantamount to drudgery for Rivers.
Joan Rivers lives in her head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and she needs mental stimulation every bit as much as she needs food and drink. In fact, if Joan had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, she would very likely choose the former. Joan Rivers has a creative mind and she often lives by her wits.
She is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and interact with people. She enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting her ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas she has talent for.
Joan Rivers also has a rather lighthearted and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though she craves emotional involvement, it is hard for Joan Rivers to achieve it, for she is frequently unwilling to commit herself to anything, to take responsibility or to limit her personal freedom and mobility.
Her happiness lies in using her creativity and language skills to communicate something meaningful, teach, inspire, or bring people together. Joan has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. Her faults are her lack of constancy and persistence, and her tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
The urge to learn and communicate is essential to Joan Rivers, and she expresses herself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Rivers 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.
Her conscious intentions and goals are frequently opposed by her unconscious beliefs and desires. If Joan Rivers overrides her instincts and emotions because they seem to lead her in a direction diametrically opposed to the one she consciously desires, her emotions can become unruly. Poor relationships with women and/or difficulties in close one-on-one relationships are also a reflection of this tendency. However, if Joan Rivers attends to her emotional urges and feelings and listens to the voice of her intuition, dreams and gut feelings, she will derive greater satisfaction from a more balanced life.
She is direct, energetic, sometimes aggressive and combative. Joan Rivers often feels that she needs to fight to get what she wants, and she tends to have a "me-first" attitude that angers or irritates others. She is hasty, restless, impatient and sometimes reckless.
Joan has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Joan Rivers 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. Rivers tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
While Joan Rivers does have a strong drive, she frequently holds herself back. One of her challenges lies in learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in her life (or her own internal caution and resistance!).
However she also has a more somber side, which keeps Rivers' optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Joan Rivers tends to seesaw between her faith, vision and high aspirations, and her caution and realism (or fear!). She cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and she accepts the need for hard work. Her skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
Realistic and practical, Joan Rivers sets goals for herself that are modest enough for her to actually achieve. She is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for Rivers possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Joan Rivers also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling her obligations. Rivers often does things because she feels it is expected of her.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Opposition Moon
Sun Square Mars
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Trine Saturn