Although it may seem that she is just patiently plodding along, Margaret O'Brien is actually quite shrewd and has a clear purpose in mind. She is far more astute and ambitious than her rather gentle, forbearing manner (described in the previous chapter) would suggest.
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 O'Brien. Margaret O'Brien 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.
Margaret O'Brien has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show her inner feelings and needs. Margaret O'Brien 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. Margaret 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. Margaret O'Brien 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, Margaret O'Brien 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 O'Brien.
O'Brien'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.
World travel, foreign cultures, and studies which expand her intellectual horizons and broaden her understanding of the world are very attractive to O'Brien.
Margaret O'Brien has a philosophical turn of mind and is concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting the overview of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy her mind much of the time.
Margaret O'Brien 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. Margaret O'Brien has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
She is infused with a sense of personal destiny or mission and can be extremely driven, obsessed and fanatical. Learning about power and how to use it effectively is definitely on her agenda. Margaret O'Brien confronts abusive power, tyranny and dominating people who will teach her about power and eventually force O'Brien to claim her own.
Margaret O'Brien 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 9th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Opposition Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/MC