Her optimism and enthusiasm (mentioned in the previous chapter), is balanced by an innate objectivity, detachment, and pragmatic realism that usually keeps her idealistic ventures on a sound course. Though she appears confident and positive, Kitty Dukakis is often quite skeptical and much more cautious than she lets on. And while it is true that Dukakis likes to play, she is also serious about her work and commitments.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, she is driven to prove herself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. Her work, her position in the world, and her contributions to society are very important to Dukakis. Kitty Dukakis will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal she has set for herself, and she often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Kitty Dukakis has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show her inner feelings and needs. Kitty Dukakis seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. She is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. She is highly conscientious and even as a child she possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
She is basically a pragmatic realist, and though she may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, she feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Kitty has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in her as well.
She is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. She is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Kitty Dukakis has a great respect for tradition and even if she does not agree with certain laws, she will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Kitty Dukakis plays by the rules.
She is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. She is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving herself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Dukakis.
Dukakis' strong points are her depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. Her faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
Kitty Dukakis has a clear sense of her own self and she therefore conveys a strong impression to others of who she is and what she wants. Assertive and self-motivated, Dukakis can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but she competes and often clashes with other strong individuals. Kitty Dukakis feels a need to be in control of her own life and she can be too self-involved, too immersed in her own interests, and oblivious to others at times.
She is blessed with abundant optimism, self-confidence and cheerful generosity. Her good will and friendliness win her many allies. Kitty Dukakis also has grand visions and aspirations, and the desire to succeed in life in a big way. Kitty expects the best, and usually gets it.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to Dukakis, and she does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how she is going to live her life. Kitty Dukakis craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Kitty Dukakis possesses inventive and creative genius.
Her emotions are very intense and Kitty Dukakis is excited quite easily. Love is very important to her and she is constantly seeking emotional fulfillment, but she will not waste time with casual relationships.
Dukakis alternates between aggression and apathy and sometimes feels that she is unable to meet all the demands made on her. Once Kitty Dukakis becomes aware of what she needs to do, however, she is capable of working long and hard, not giving up until her work is done.
Her courage to face life seems to be a bit on the low side and Kitty Dukakis is prone to worry a lot. Fear of her own inadequacies could distort her perspective and deplete her strength to go on in the direction she has chosen.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 1st house
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun Opposition Moon/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mars/Saturn
Sun Conjunct Saturn/MC