Behind West's sensible, solid, practical exterior (as described on the previous page) lies a much more flamboyant character, described below.
Proud and intensely individual, Mae West 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". Mae West must put her personal stamp on whatever she does, and direct her own course in life. Mae West needs to have a place where she can shine, express herself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Mae has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Mae West also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Mae West, 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. Mae 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 West 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.
Mae West also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person she loves feel special. Mae West 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, Mae West likes to be the strong one in her relationships and she really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Mae needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as she is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with her.
West'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.
She is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Mae West prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
West invests a lot of her creative energy into her home, family relationships, and inner life.
Mae has lofty aspirations but does not struggle or labor to achieve them. Her self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefit her in an almost magical way. Her optimism and cheerful generosity also win West many allies and successes in life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 4th house
Sun Trine Jupiter