Though Josephine Baker seems rather cautious and conservative (as discussed in the previous chapter), she has a much more playful, humorous side as well. Moreover, the combination of her attention to detail and cautious, circumspect approach to life, coupled with her youthful curiosity and quick mind makes Josephine mentally sharp, articulate and clever.
Josephine Baker 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. Baker grasps ideas quickly and once her initial curiosity has been satisfied, she is ready to move on. Josephine Baker craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Josephine Baker 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 Josephine 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 Baker.
Josephine Baker 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 Josephine had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, she would very likely choose the former. Josephine Baker 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.
Josephine Baker 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 Josephine Baker 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. Josephine 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.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Baker. Josephine Baker 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. Josephine Baker may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Josephine Baker 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. Josephine Baker has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
She is blessed with abundant optimism, self-confidence and cheerful generosity. Her good will and friendliness win her many allies. Josephine Baker also has grand visions and aspirations, and the desire to succeed in life in a big way. Josephine expects the best, and usually gets it.
However she also has a more somber side, which keeps Baker's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Josephine Baker 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.
She is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Josephine Baker has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to her obligations and duties. Josephine Baker tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take herself too seriously.
Josephine Baker probably has great intellectual ability and curiosity. Josephine never seem to run out of ideas and always welcomes the study of new subjects, the more abstract the better. But she also has the basic sense to translate abstract ideas into practical reality.
Josephine Baker has a strong will and the desire to be successful no matter what obstacles or resistance she has to overcome. Whatever she does, she knows what she wants to get out of it and drives toward that end with great vigor.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Square Saturn
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Mars/MC