Inside, she is quite different from what her freewheeling, confident, playful demeanor (mentioned in the previous chapter) would suggest. Although Cheung likes to theorize and speculate and dream big dreams, she is basically clearheaded and practical. However, Maggie Cheung also worries and frets a great deal, although others may not know this from her jovial demeanor.
At heart Maggie Cheung is modest and humble and rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. Maggie Cheung has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, Cheung can be relied upon to be cautious, efficient, and thorough in her work and she takes pride in a job well done. What she may lack in self-confidence Maggie Cheung often makes up for in skills - fostering expertise, technical knowledge and competence in a specialized area. She is adept at using her hands to create or fix things, and meticulous attention to detail and careful craftsmanship are her forte. Some would say she is a little too meticulous, for Cheung can be extremely critical and petty if everything is not done exactly as she thinks it should be, and she worries about things that other people consider trivial and unimportant. Maggie Cheung likes to organize, categorize and arrange everything into a logical system and is often distinctly uncomfortable when something does not fit into a neat category. Disorganization vexes Cheung. She probably wishes that she were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, Cheung can also be mercilessly self-critical. Whether in her environment or within herself, Cheung tends to focus on the flaws, with a desire to improve, refine, and perfect. She is strictly factual, truthful, and scrupulously honest in her self-assessment and often does not give herself enough praise or credit.
She is also highly discriminating and may be especially particular about her diet, hygiene, and health habits. Maggie has high aesthetic standards and refined sensitivities, and is bothered by environmental elements (such as disorder, cigarette smoke, etc.) that others overlook. Her tastes are simple and understated, yet refined. She is truly offended by coarseness, bluntness and vulgarity. Cheung can sometimes be difficult to live with because of her fastidiousness, sensitivity and idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though Maggie Cheung seems rather cool and self-contained, she is very helpful by nature and enjoys serving others. She is content to play a supporting role rather than the lead. She is quietly devoted to the ones she cares for.
She is cautious, realistic and practical in her approach to life and disinclined to gamble. Maggie Cheung analyzes before she acts. She is sometimes too serious. If Cheung allowed herself to play and make mistakes, it would be highly beneficial to her health!
Her career, reputation and public image are very important to Cheung. Maggie Cheung 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. Maggie Cheung may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Maggie 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 Cheung many allies and successes in life.
However she also has a more somber side, which keeps Cheung's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Maggie Cheung 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.
Maggie has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill her personal destiny. However, she has the strength and stamina necessary to do so. Support and helpful guidance from her father or other significant men in her life may well be lacking. In fact, their disapproval of Maggie and their harsh criticism are apt to be two of her greatest handicaps, and at times she may feel quite discouraged and alone. But true self-reliance and a solid sense of her own powers may well be the silver lining to that cloud in her life. Maggie Cheung needs to learn to follow her own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what her critics or the authorities may say.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 10th house
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Quincunx Saturn