Though Lillian Hellman seems rather cautious and conservative (as discussed in the previous chapter), she has a much more playful, humorous side as well. Moreover, the combination of her attention to detail and cautious, circumspect approach to life, coupled with her youthful curiosity and quick mind makes Lillian mentally sharp, articulate and clever.
Lillian Hellman is, in many ways, an eternal child. Her mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful and always eager for new experiences - and her attention span is often quite brief. Hellman grasps ideas quickly and once her initial curiosity has been satisfied, she is ready to move on. Lillian Hellman craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Lillian Hellman to decide just where her talents and true vocation lie, for she has a multitude of interests and is loathe limiting herself by concentrating on just one. She is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. Her curiosity and restlessness propel Lillian toward many different experiences in life, and she is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even if it is something she does well, is tantamount to drudgery for Hellman.
Lillian Hellman lives in her head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and she needs mental stimulation every bit as much as she needs food and drink. In fact, if Lillian had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, she would very likely choose the former. Lillian Hellman has a creative mind and she often lives by her wits.
She is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and interact with people. She enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting her ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas she has talent for.
Lillian Hellman also has a rather lighthearted and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though she craves emotional involvement, it is hard for Lillian Hellman to achieve it, for she is frequently unwilling to commit herself to anything, to take responsibility or to limit her personal freedom and mobility.
Her happiness lies in using her creativity and language skills to communicate something meaningful, teach, inspire, or bring people together. Lillian has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. Her faults are her lack of constancy and persistence, and her tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Hellman. Lillian Hellman 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. Lillian Hellman may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Lillian Hellman 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. Lillian Hellman has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Realistic and practical, Lillian Hellman sets goals for herself that are modest enough for her to actually achieve. She is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for Hellman possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Lillian Hellman also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling her obligations. Hellman often does things because she feels it is expected of her.
Although she takes herself and her responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Lillian Hellman that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Hellman can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling her obligations, and breaking free of them. Her wilder side will now be described.
If she follows her true nature, her life is apt to be unconventional, unusual, controversial and full of insecurity and excitement. Lillian Hellman cannot and will not be forced into a pre-set mold, and Lillian finds it difficult to conform. Her offbeat interests and tastes lead Hellman to ventures that others may consider too "far-out" or experimental. Lillian Hellman has a very creative, inventive streak.
Lillian Hellman has a sensitive physique, is impressionable and prone to external influences. Lillian should guard against the tendency to escape through drugs, alcohol etc. Her imagination is very vivid and Hellman is likely to dream of big things.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Opposition Uranus
Sun Conjunct Neptune/Pluto