Behind Ball's rather serious, conservative demeanor (described in the previous chapter), she is quite a showman at heart. There is a much more flamboyant or outrageous side to Ball that may surface only rarely. Nevertheless, though Lucille Ball seems quiet and modest, she harbors dreams that are larger than life. Lucille is an ambitious person and she will not let others prevent her from reaching her goals.
Proud and intensely individual, Lucille Ball really wants to stand out, to be the very best she can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for her unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to her, and she cannot tolerate being relegated to the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Lucille Ball must put her personal stamp on whatever she does, and direct her own course in life. Lucille Ball needs to have a place where she can shine, express herself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Lucille has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Lucille Ball also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Lucille Ball, it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and she secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero of the play. Lucille wants to be great and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. She needs someone to believe in her and her dreams. Though Ball appears radiantly self-confident and independent, she is actually very dependent on the affirmation, love and recognition of others. She cannot bear going unnoticed or unappreciated.
Lucille Ball also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person she loves feel special. Lucille Ball loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in her relationships. She is also immensely loyal and will defend her loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend her pride or betray her trust. However, Lucille Ball likes to be the strong one in her relationships and she really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Lucille needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as she is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with her.
Ball's strengths are her zest and love for life, her creative power and her warm and generous heart. Her primary fault is her tendency to be very egocentric, and so concerned with the impression she is making and with her own creative self-expression that she forgets there is another, larger world that does not revolve around her.
Lucille Ball craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable, or taboo. She may hide her interests or inclinations, except from those who know Lucille very intimately. Lucille Ball is rarely content with herself and her life, and she has an inner urge to be continually going farther or deeper than her ever have before. Lucille has also a strong interest in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
She is direct, energetic, sometimes aggressive and combative. Lucille Ball often feels that she needs to fight to get what she wants, and she tends to have a "me-first" attitude that angers or irritates others. She is hasty, restless, impatient and sometimes reckless.
She may lack direction and drive and tends to compare herself unfavorably to others. Ball alternates between caution and unrealistic expectations and lets others expect too much of her. But Lucille Ball plods forward steadily, reaching success later in life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 8th house
Sun Square Mars
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/Saturn