Mamie Van Doren
Behind Van Doren's proud and rather self-centered demeanor (described in the previous chapter), she is a thoughtful person concerned with social issues. She is very sensitive to the ways in which economic, social and cultural issues affect individuals. In her own life, Mamie Van Doren struggles to find ways to advance herself while also contributing something valuable to her community. Van Doren must not be content with simply blaming society for her own problems or those of others, but rather become active in finding creative ways to solve these problems.
She is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and she insists upon living her own life as she sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Mamie Van Doren cannot be owned or possessed, and while she is willing to share herself with another, she does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Van Doren can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Mamie has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and she tries to abide by them; however, her ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Mamie Van Doren probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
She is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and she often let her head rule rather than her heart. Mamie Van Doren seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because she is capable of putting aside her personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Mamie makes up her mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade her, and she can be rather dogmatic.
Mamie Van Doren thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond her own personal sphere - her town, nation, or even planet. She is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. She enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and she often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, she harbors great hopes for the future. Mamie Van Doren stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Mamie Van Doren was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Mamie has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
Her strong points include her concern for human welfare and social betterment, her sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and her vision. Her faults are her stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Mamie Van Doren invests a tremendous amount of her creative energy into her relationships with others, particularly her marriage or other close partnerships. Mamie feels that she needs others in order to be all that she can be, and she is disinclined to solitary activities and endeavors.
Working with people on a one-to-one basis to promote mutual understanding, harmony, and satisfaction is an area in which Mamie Van Doren can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of hers.
Mamie Van Doren feels that she has the support of her family or others in her environment for her creative efforts and personal goals, which enables her to act with confidence. She is able to satisfy both her need to be an individual and her need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. She is in harmony with herself and is therefore an effective individual.
She is prone to fanaticism and cannot go halfway in anything she does. Her extremism may seem (and actually be) obsessive and somewhat blind. That is, Mamie Van Doren does not always consciously understand why she feels as driven or intense about a given course of action as she does. There is a strong element of fate or inevitability in Van Doren's life. A significant death or loss in her close relationships is likely to profoundly influence Mamie Van Doren and shape important life decisions and she may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 7th house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Quincunx Pluto