Although Lisa Ray appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), she is also a "warrior". Ray sometimes feels torn between these two facets of her character: the sensitive, tenderhearted, home-loving side, and the assertive, competitive, risk-taking side. People who first meet Lisa Ray often think that she is a "softy", but later find out that she is strong willed and pursues her goals aggressively.
She is a person who thrives on challenge, and she often feels that she must battle her way through life, relying on no one and nothing but her own strength, intelligence and courage. Lisa Ray believes in being totally honest, true to herself and her own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Ray's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Lisa Ray craves the freedom to do things in her own way, and she works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not her style. Lisa likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Lisa Ray loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then she is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for her. She is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though she may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Lisa Ray also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Ray, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Lisa Ray believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Lisa Ray hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting her own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for her.
She is basically aggressive in her attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. She is often so fired up about her own projects or goals that she inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Ray's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Lisa Ray to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Lisa Ray would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Lisa Ray to do so.
Her career, reputation and public image are very important to Ray. Lisa Ray has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. She is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Lisa Ray may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Lisa Ray feels that she has the support of her family or others in her environment for her creative efforts and personal goals, which enables her to act with confidence. She is able to satisfy both her need to be an individual and her need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. She is in harmony with herself and is therefore an effective individual.
If she follows her true nature, her life is apt to be unconventional, unusual, controversial and full of insecurity and excitement. Lisa Ray cannot and will not be forced into a pre-set mold, and Lisa finds it difficult to conform. Her offbeat interests and tastes lead Ray to ventures that others may consider too "far-out" or experimental. Lisa Ray has a very creative, inventive streak.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Opposition Uranus