The way she appears to others (described in the previous chapter) is very congruent with her inner self as described here. Her conscientiousness and humility are very sincere. However, she has a tendency to be much too hard on, and unforgiving toward, herself.
At heart Karen Baldwin is modest and humble and rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. Karen Baldwin has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, Baldwin can be relied upon to be cautious, efficient, and thorough in her work and she takes pride in a job well done. What she may lack in self-confidence Karen Baldwin often makes up for in skills - fostering expertise, technical knowledge and competence in a specialized area. She is adept at using her hands to create or fix things, and meticulous attention to detail and careful craftsmanship are her forte. Some would say she is a little too meticulous, for Baldwin can be extremely critical and petty if everything is not done exactly as she thinks it should be, and she worries about things that other people consider trivial and unimportant. Karen Baldwin likes to organize, categorize and arrange everything into a logical system and is often distinctly uncomfortable when something does not fit into a neat category. Disorganization vexes Baldwin. She probably wishes that she were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, Baldwin can also be mercilessly self-critical. Whether in her environment or within herself, Baldwin tends to focus on the flaws, with a desire to improve, refine, and perfect. She is strictly factual, truthful, and scrupulously honest in her self-assessment and often does not give herself enough praise or credit.
She is also highly discriminating and may be especially particular about her diet, hygiene, and health habits. Karen has high aesthetic standards and refined sensitivities, and is bothered by environmental elements (such as disorder, cigarette smoke, etc.) that others overlook. Her tastes are simple and understated, yet refined. She is truly offended by coarseness, bluntness and vulgarity. Baldwin can sometimes be difficult to live with because of her fastidiousness, sensitivity and idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though Karen Baldwin seems rather cool and self-contained, she is very helpful by nature and enjoys serving others. She is content to play a supporting role rather than the lead. She is quietly devoted to the ones she cares for.
She is cautious, realistic and practical in her approach to life and disinclined to gamble. Karen Baldwin analyzes before she acts. She is sometimes too serious. If Baldwin allowed herself to play and make mistakes, it would be highly beneficial to her health!
Karen Baldwin craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable or taboo. Karen may hide her interests or inclinations, except from those who know her very intimately. Karen Baldwin is rarely content with herself and her life, and she has an inner urge to continually delve deeper than ever before. Karen is also highly interested in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
Karen Baldwin is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. Her artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Karen does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Baldwin, as are her personal appearance and attractiveness.
She is very open and receptive to the spiritual, intangible, and subtle realms, and can easily receive or give conscious guidance based on her inner attunement. Karen Baldwin takes many things for granted, such as the existence of an afterlife or the effects of subtle influences like aromatherapy, spiritual healing, etc. These things seem obvious to Karen, whereas to many people they are a matter of conjecture or even illusory. Karen Baldwin may not realize she has spiritual gifts because they come so naturally to her.
Inwardly she is zealous and fanatical, though she may hide her personal desires and intentions, as well as the intensity of her feelings. She is driven by a deep inner sense of destiny and mission and an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition. Karen is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. Karen Baldwin tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and she often seeks to emulate them. Karen has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
Baldwin has an intrinsic creative and artistic ability and an unusual sense of form. Karen Baldwin also has a deep need for relationships that offer affection and can be quite intense when by inner compulsion she feels drawn to someone. Her relationships tend to be peculiar in some way.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 8th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Sextile Neptune
Sun Conjunct Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/Pluto