In addition to having an independent spirit, as described in the previous chapter, Maggie Smith is also objective, pragmatic and quite ambitious. She is likely to work her way to the top of the ladder in some corporation, academic community or the like through her astute strategies combined with her willingness to take risks. Maggie Smith aims to be the authority, the one in charge. At times her impulsiveness may be at odds with her conservative, responsible side (which is discussed below). Dame Maggie Smith could experience ongoing internal tension between pleasing herself and acting spontaneously versus doing what she needs to do to get ahead and realize her long-range ambitions.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, she is driven to prove herself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. Her work, her position in the world, and her contributions to society are very important to Dame Maggie Smith. Maggie Smith will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal she has set for herself, and she often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Maggie Smith has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show her inner feelings and needs. Maggie Smith seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. She is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. She is highly conscientious and even as a child she possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
She is basically a pragmatic realist, and though she may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, she feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Maggie has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in her as well.
She is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. She is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Maggie Smith has a great respect for tradition and even if she does not agree with certain laws, she will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Maggie Smith plays by the rules.
She is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. She is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving herself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Dame Maggie Smith.
Dame Maggie Smith's strong points are her depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. Her faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
Her career, reputation and public image are very important to Dame Maggie Smith. Maggie Smith 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 Smith may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Maggie Smith tends to see things from her perspective only and to be rather subjective. She also enjoys talking and expressing her views but does not always listen as well. Maggie Smith has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
She is direct, energetic, sometimes aggressive and combative. Maggie Smith 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.
Maggie Smith has a strong need to be with people whom she is emotionally close to. She is very sensitive to others emotional needs, lending a sympathetic ear to their problems. Peace and harmony in her personal surrounding and relationships are very important to Dame Maggie Smith.
Maggie Smith has a harmonious balance between her body, soul and spirit. She enjoys intellectual challenges from others, but tends to form her own mental attitudes and philosophies of life. She may be interested in studying human nature and matters of health.
She may lack direction and drive and tends to compare herself unfavorably to others. Dame Maggie Smith alternates between caution and unrealistic expectations and lets others expect too much of her. But Maggie Smith plods forward steadily, reaching success later in life.
Her physique tends to be sensitive and her vitality may be a bit low. Maggie Smith is very impressionable and somewhat unrealistic. Sometimes her idealism could be confused or impractical, and Dame Maggie Smith can be rebellious or else apathetic.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Square Mars
Sun Opposition Moon/Asc.
Sun Conjunct Mercury/MC
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/Saturn
Sun Opposition Uranus/Neptune