Although Keira Knightley appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), she is also a "warrior". Knightley 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 Keira Knightley 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. Keira Knightley 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 Knightley's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Keira Knightley 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. Keira likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Keira Knightley 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, Keira Knightley also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Knightley, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Keira Knightley believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Keira Knightley 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 Knightley's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Keira Knightley to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Keira Knightley would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Keira Knightley to do so.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Knightley. Keira Knightley 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. Keira Knightley may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Keira Knightley 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. Keira Knightley has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Keira has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill her personal destiny. However, she does have 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 Keira 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. Keira Knightley needs to learn to follow her own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what her critics or the authorities say.
While she is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Keira Knightley also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
Keira is extremely sensitive and imaginative, and she can get lost in her dreams, fantasies and visions. She is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, as well as to the world of color, beauty, and emotion. Keira Knightley is also drawn to mysticism and she has deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace loving, Knightley may lack the will and competitive spirit needed to make her way in the world. She is often impractical and may seek to avoid or escape the harsh realities of life.
She is apt to be a fanatic in some way, and cannot go halfway in anything she does. Her extremism may seem (and actually be) obsessive and somewhat blind. That is, Keira Knightley does not always consciously understand why she feels as driven or intense about a given course of action as she does. There is a strong element of fate or inevitability in Knightley's life. A significant death or loss in her close relationships is apt to profoundly influence Keira Knightley and shape important decisions in her life, and she may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
Keira Knightley has a restless and somewhat nervous manner and she attracts attention through her initiative and originality. She is drawn to unusual friends and acquaintances, and because of her confidence may be regarded as a leader in her sphere.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Square Neptune
Sun Quincunx Pluto
Sun Opposition Uranus/Asc.