Lizzie Borden seems much more objective, unemotional and matter-of-fact than she really is. Despite her fussiness and perfectionism (described in the previous chapter), she is actually very caring and loving. Lizzie Borden needs to make sure to openly express her feelings because otherwise, others do not realize how much she cares about them.
Lizzie 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 Borden to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Borden 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. Lizzie likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Lizzie Borden 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 Lizzie Borden 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. Lizzie Borden takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Lizzie Borden feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Lizzie Borden needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Lizzie Borden becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Lizzie Borden functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Borden often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Lizzie Borden 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 Borden'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.
Her career, reputation and public image are very important to Borden. Lizzie Borden 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. Lizzie Borden may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Lizzie Borden is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. Her artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Lizzie does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Borden, as are her personal appearance and attractiveness.
Although Lizzie Borden prefers harmony and accord, she also has a confrontational side.
Highly competitive and easily provoked, Lizzie Borden needs challenges and opponents to pit herself against. Lizzie thrives on contest and rivalry. At times her vigorous, combative way of achieving the things she wants antagonizes other people. If Lizzie Borden uses force too often, others will turn against her and oppose her at every turn.
Along with her energy and drive, Lizzie Borden has high ideals and an active fantasy life. There is a dreamer and an idealist in Borden, as well as a doer and a fighter. Lizzie wants to win but not at the expense of others, and this may be somewhat of a dilemma for her.
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 Lizzie's whole perspective and approach to life. She is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
Lizzie Borden has a basic need to fit in with others and is always willing to cooperate. She enjoys working with others as a team and is a well liked comrade.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun aspects Venus and Mars
Sun Opposition Mars
Sun aspects Mars and Neptune
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Opposition Mars/N. Node