Although Chawla may seem quite poised, even-tempered, balanced and harmonious (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she is actually rather moody and emotional. Inside, she is much more subjective and biased in her attitudes than her fair-minded, reasonable demeanor may imply.
Kalpana has powerful emotional attachments to the past, her family, her childhood, places she associates with safety and security, and her beginnings. It is very important to Chawla to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Chawla tends to cling to whatever is dear to her - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
She is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Kalpana likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Kalpana Chawla has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of her life centers on her home. She is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Kalpana Chawla than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
She is primarily emotional and her views are often dominated by her feelings and her own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for her to judge situations fairly and objectively because her personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Kalpana Chawla takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Kalpana Chawla feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Kalpana Chawla needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Kalpana Chawla becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Kalpana Chawla functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Chawla often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Kalpana Chawla also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
Her compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Chawla's strong points. Her faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Chawla. Kalpana Chawla 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. Kalpana Chawla may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Kalpana Chawla 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. Kalpana Chawla has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
She is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. She is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. Her spiritual values color Kalpana's whole perspective and approach to life. She is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
Kalpana Chawla undergoes deep, transformative changes in her life with relative ease and a minimum of conscious resistance. Because she does not avoid the depths, Chawla has access to a lot of personal power and strength. Without realizing it or seeking it, Kalpana is apt to have quite a potent effect on the people she comes into contact with, even superficially. Others sense that Kalpana Chawla is a force to be reckoned with.
She is somewhat excitable and quickly aroused. Kalpana Chawla could be a little self-centered, but at the same time also magnetic. Kalpana likes to flirt and tends to fall in love at first sight, but she then transfers her affections to someone else for no apparent reason.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Sextile Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/Uranus