Behind Dern's tolerant, sympathetic and nonjudgmental demeanor (described in the previous chapter), Dern can be rather opinionated and staunchly devoted to a particular cause or set of beliefs, as discussed below. And though Dern may seem like a dreamer at times, she is also surprisingly capable of detachment, objectivity and a scientific approach to problems.
She is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and she insists upon living her own life as she sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Laura Dern cannot be owned or possessed, and while she is willing to share herself with another, she does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Dern can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Laura has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and she tries to abide by them; however, her ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Laura Dern probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
She is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and she often let her head rule rather than her heart. Laura Dern seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because she is capable of putting aside her personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Laura makes up her mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade her, and she can be rather dogmatic.
Laura Dern thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond her own personal sphere - her town, nation, or even planet. She is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. She enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and she often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, she harbors great hopes for the future. Laura Dern stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Laura Dern was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Laura has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
Her strong points include her concern for human welfare and social betterment, her sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and her vision. Her faults are her stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Laura Dern tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where her efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting herself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for Dern.
At times Laura Dern may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter her direction in life, or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly uncharacteristic of her. When her life is becoming too predictable, Laura may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how she is doing this. These impulses may seem at odds with her conscious intent and desires for herself, and can be unsettling. However, there is a streak of unconventionality and creative genius in Laura Dern which needs to be expressed now and then.
Laura 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. Laura Dern is also drawn to mysticism and she has deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace loving, Dern 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, Laura Dern 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 Dern's life. A significant death or loss in her close relationships is apt to profoundly influence Laura Dern and shape important decisions in her life, and she may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 12th house
Sun Quincunx Uranus
Sun Square Neptune
Sun Quincunx Pluto