Although Madonna appears to be modest and shy (as described on the previous page), at heart she has a strong need to shine and be the center of attention. She is very self-conscious and self-critical however, and she often shies away from the limelight. Her dilemma lies in the fact that she wants to take center stage, but doubts her abilities. Madonna needs to avoid being overly critical of herself and to practice hard at whatever she does so that she feels fully confident.
Proud and intensely individual, Madonna 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". Madonna must put her personal stamp on whatever she does, and direct her own course in life. Madonna needs to have a place where she can shine, express herself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Madonna has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Madonna also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Madonna, 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. Madonna 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 Veronica Ciccone 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.
Madonna also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person she loves feel special. Madonna 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, Madonna likes to be the strong one in her relationships and she really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Madonna needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as she is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with her.
Veronica Ciccone'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.
Madonna tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where her efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting herself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for Veronica Ciccone.
Her life is apt to be blessed with more than her share of helpful friends, fortuitous relationships, and doors opening to her at just the right time. Because Madonna is usually willing to share and to give back to others in a generous way, she continues to generate successes in her life no matter how unfortunate prevailing circumstances are. Madonna should beware, however, of becoming an opportunist.
However she also has a more somber side, which keeps Veronica Ciccone's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Madonna 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.
Realistic and practical, Madonna 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 Veronica Ciccone possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Madonna also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling her obligations. Veronica Ciccone often does things because she feels it is expected of her.
She may be a bit high-strung and over-zealous in the pursuit of her endeavors. Veronica Ciccone always seems to be in a hurry and has the ability to evaluate situations quickly. Madonna has a brilliant mind and possibly could invent something.
Madonna has a great desire for freedom and independence and is subject to strong emotional tensions. She is very creative and forges ahead tirelessly. But Veronica Ciccone tends to make the highest demands on her physical energy and is prone to over-stimulate her nerves.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 12th house
Sun Sextile Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Uranus
Sun Conjunct Uranus/Pluto