Behind Taylor's tolerant, sympathetic and nonjudgmental demeanor (described in the previous chapter), Taylor can be rather opinionated and staunchly devoted to a particular cause or set of beliefs, as discussed below. And though Taylor 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, Leigh Taylor-Young 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, Taylor can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Leigh 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. Leigh Taylor-Young 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. Leigh Taylor-Young seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because she is capable of putting aside her personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Leigh makes up her mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade her, and she can be rather dogmatic.
Leigh Taylor-Young 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. Leigh Taylor-Young stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Leigh Taylor-Young was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Leigh 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.
Leigh Taylor-Young 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. Taylor may find it exceedingly uncomfortable to assert herself or get up in front of an audience.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Leigh Taylor-Young between her conscious attitudes and aspirations and her deeper emotional and subconscious beliefs, needs and feelings. This creates considerable inner stress and sometimes paralyzing indecision, mostly due to the fact that Leigh may be trying to follow a path that is at odds with her subconscious desires. Chronic tightness or tension in her body may well be a signal that Leigh Taylor-Young is denying or suppressing the messages from her subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Leigh Taylor-Young will learn to accept and express these two different sides of herself. Should she fail to do so, Taylor is likely to be drawn into many relationships with people who reflect her denied or repressed qualities and seem to make her life difficult. (Also read chapter 4 in order to get a better picture of the duality described here.)
Leigh has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill her personal destiny. However, she has 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 Leigh 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. Leigh Taylor-Young needs to learn to follow her own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what her critics or the authorities may say.
Although she takes herself and her responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Leigh Taylor-Young that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Taylor can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling her obligations, and breaking free of them. Her wilder side will now be described.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to Taylor, and she does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how she is going to live her life. Leigh Taylor-Young craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Leigh Taylor-Young possesses inventive and creative genius.
While she is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Leigh Taylor-Young also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
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 Leigh's whole perspective and approach to life. She is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
She is infused with a sense of personal destiny or mission and can be extremely driven, obsessed and fanatical. Learning about power and how to use it effectively is definitely on her agenda. Leigh Taylor-Young confronts abusive power, tyranny and dominating people who will teach her about power and eventually force Taylor to claim her own.
Appearing successful and attractive to the public is important to her. Leigh Taylor-Young probably enjoys wearing stylish clothes and modern jewelry. She tends to seek admiration from others and social acceptance is necessary to Leigh's well-being.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 12th house
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Opposition Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/MC