At heart she is quite different from what her exuberant, freewheeling manner (described in the previous chapter) would suggest. Although Linda Ronstadt gets restless and like to move around, home is also very important to her, and she craves security and familiarity (as described in more detail below). At times she may feel torn between her craving for the comfortable and familiar versus a taste for the foreign and the unknown. Ronstadt will need to find a place in her life for these two contradictory impulses.
Linda 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 Ronstadt to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Ronstadt 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. Linda likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Linda Ronstadt 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 Linda Ronstadt 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. Linda Ronstadt takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Linda Ronstadt feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Linda Ronstadt needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Linda Ronstadt becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Linda Ronstadt functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Ronstadt often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Linda Ronstadt 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 Ronstadt'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.
Linda Ronstadt invests a tremendous amount of her creative energy into her relationships with others, particularly her marriage or other close partnerships. Linda feels that she needs others in order to be all that she can be, and she is disinclined to solitary activities and endeavors.
Working with people on a one-to-one basis to bring about mutual understanding, harmony, and satisfaction is an area in which Linda Ronstadt can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of hers.
Linda has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Linda Ronstadt tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, she never gives up on her hopes for the future. Ronstadt tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
However she also has a more somber side, which keeps Ronstadt's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Linda Ronstadt tends to seesaw between her faith, vision and high aspirations, and her caution and realism (or fear!). She cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and she accepts the need for hard work. Her skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
Linda Ronstadt has a mature and often somber demeanor. She is serious, reserved, self-disciplined, highly responsible and conscientious. She progresses rather slowly in life, through her own efforts and persistence. She is also rather stern and judgmental, especially with herself. Cautious and careful, it is difficult for her to really let go, be spontaneous and playful. Linda likes to be in control of herself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 7th house
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Conjunct Saturn