Karen Ann Quinlan
Behind Quinlan's upbeat, friendly, open manner (described in the previous chapter), there is a very competitive, me-first, play-to-win sort of person.
She is a person who thrives on challenge, and she often feels that she must battle her way through life, relying on no one and nothing but her own strength, intelligence and courage. Karen Ann Quinlan believes in being totally honest, true to herself and her own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Quinlan's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Karen Ann Quinlan craves the freedom to do things in her own way, and she works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not her style. Karen likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Karen Ann Quinlan loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then she is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for her. She is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though she may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Karen Ann Quinlan also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Quinlan, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Karen Ann Quinlan believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Karen Ann Quinlan hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting her own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for her.
She is basically aggressive in her attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. She is often so fired up about her own projects or goals that she inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Quinlan's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Karen Ann Quinlan to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Karen Ann Quinlan would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Karen Ann Quinlan to do so.
She is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Karen Ann Quinlan prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Quinlan invests a lot of her creative energy into her home, family relationships, and inner life.
Quinlan's subconscious needs and feelings blend well with her conscious intentions and desires, therefore Karen Ann Quinlan is able to proceed with her life's pursuits relatively unhampered by internal resistance or inconsistency. Karen's male-female relationships will also reflect this state of internal harmony.
Karen has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill her personal destiny. However, she has the strength and stamina necessary to do so. Support and helpful guidance from her father or other significant men in her life may well be lacking. In fact, their disapproval of Karen and their harsh criticism are apt to be two of her greatest handicaps, and at times she may feel quite discouraged and alone. But true self-reliance and a solid sense of her own powers may well be the silver lining to that cloud in her life. Karen Ann Quinlan needs to learn to follow her own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what her critics or the authorities may say.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 4th house
Sun Sextile Moon
Sun Quincunx Saturn