Although Karyn Kusama appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), she is also a "warrior". Kusama sometimes feels torn between these two facets of her character: the sensitive, tenderhearted, home-loving side, and the assertive, competitive, risk-taking side. People who first meet Karyn Kusama often think that she is a "softy", but later find out that she is strong willed and pursues her goals aggressively.
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. Karyn Kusama 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 Kusama's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Karyn Kusama 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. Karyn likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Karyn Kusama 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, Karyn Kusama also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Kusama, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Karyn Kusama believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Karyn Kusama 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 Kusama's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Karyn Kusama to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Karyn Kusama would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Karyn Kusama to do so.
Her career, reputation and public image are very important to Kusama. Karyn Kusama has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. She is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Karyn Kusama may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Karyn Kusama often feels that she is at cross purposes with herself, for her conscious intentions and desires conflict with her subconscious emotional needs and drives. She is torn in two different directions. Karyn has difficulty satisfying both her need to be an individual and her need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Karyn sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to her or what Karyn really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
If she follows her true nature, her life is apt to be unconventional, unusual, controversial and full of insecurity and excitement. Karyn Kusama cannot and will not be forced into a pre-set mold, and Karyn finds it difficult to conform. Her offbeat interests and tastes lead Kusama to ventures that others may consider too "far-out" or experimental. Karyn Kusama has a very creative, inventive streak.
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 Karyn's whole perspective and approach to life. She is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
Karyn Kusama tends to think and act bravely and has a positive and firm demeanor. Karyn has what it takes to make her own way in life. She may be a bit excitable, but never shy away from a good argument.
Both sensitive and sensuous, Karyn blends charm and energy. Karyn Kusama has a healthy sexuality and a good balance between activity and passivity. She may be fond of singing, dancing, music and drama. Romance comes easily to Karyn, and her romantic relationships are passionate.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Opposition Uranus
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Mars
Sun Conjunct Venus/Mars