There are several significant differences between the way Horne expresses herself, as described in the previous chapter, and many of the traits discussed below. Though Lena Horne values self-reliance and independence, she is also very attached to family and close friends. She needs the emotional support and nurturing of her family circle, but because Horne likes to appear strong and fearless, she often hides her need for emotional support from others. There may be a conflict between Lena's independent streak and her need for warmth, closeness and emotional support, but there need not be: Lena Horne can accept and express both of these facets of her character.
Lena has powerful emotional attachments to the past, her family, her childhood, places she associates with safety and security, and her beginnings. It is very important to Horne to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Horne tends to cling to whatever is dear to her - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
She is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Lena likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Lena Horne has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of her life centers on her home. She is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Lena Horne than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
She is primarily emotional and her views are often dominated by her feelings and her own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for her to judge situations fairly and objectively because her personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Lena Horne takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Lena Horne feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Lena Horne needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Lena Horne becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Lena Horne functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Horne often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Lena Horne also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
Her compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Horne's strong points. Her faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
She is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Lena Horne prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Horne invests a lot of her creative energy into her home, family relationships, and inner life.
Inwardly she is zealous and fanatical, though she may hide her personal desires and intentions, as well as the intensity of her feelings. She is driven by a deep inner sense of destiny and mission and an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition. Lena is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. Lena Horne tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and she often seeks to emulate them. Lena has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
Her vitality is not up to par and her will-power a bit weak, making Lena Horne vulnerable to swindle or deceit. Her inner discontent and casual attitude could easily lead Horne into dubious schemes. Lena should refrain from any activity that seems to be subversive.
Maintaining relationships with friends and associates is very important to Lena Horne and she keeps in touch with them through her shared interests. Her friends are likely to be very supportive to Horne in everything she does.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 4th house
Sun Conjunct Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mars/Neptune
Sun Opposition N. Node/MC