Behind Shriver's rather calm and solid demeanor (as described on the previous page) lies a much more passionate, tumultuous, emotionally complex person (described below). She may sometimes feel torn between maintaining the status quo and a craving for intensity in her relationships.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, she is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. Maria Shriver is extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and she only allows a special few into her inner world. Like a wary animal, she is cautious and mistrustful of those she does not know until "he sniffs them out". She is highly instinctive and intuitive. Maria Shriver usually has a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though she may be unable to clearly articulate why she feels the way she does. Her feelings and perceptions go deeper than words.
Maria Shriver also has a powerful need for deep emotional relationships and she forms very intense love bonds and attachments. She is possessive and often jealous of anyone or anything that she perceives as a threat to her relationship with someone she loves. When Maria Shriver commits herself to someone or something, she is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. Maria merges with or "marries" the person she loves at a very deep level and therefore separations are extremely painful for her, and often stormy and nasty. When Shriver has been wounded, she is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. Maria will most certainly never forget the hurt and she often harbors grievances and resentment for a very long time. Forgiveness does not come easily to her.
Whatever she does, Maria does with passion and fervor, and she often goes to extremes. Shriver can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. Shriver can also be very narrow-minded: either she is 100% involved in something or it does not exist for her at all. Rarely is Maria Shriver emotionally detached and objective. She definitely has a fanatical streak. She is also immensely strong-willed and her tenacity in pursuing her objectives often borders on obsession. She is filled with fierce pride, courage and emotional strength.
Maria Shriver loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. Maria never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. Maria Shriver tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
Her energies are directed toward either honing her professional techniques, skills and abilities or "perfecting", refining, and improving herself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. Maria Shriver is highly motivated to strive for a state of wholeness or optimal functioning and she is quite a perfectionist!
Shriver can easily become overly identified or involved with the task she performs, with her work, or with her own health and "growth process".
Maria Shriver often feels that she is at cross purposes with herself, for her conscious intentions and desires conflict with her subconscious emotional needs and drives. She is torn in two different directions. Maria has difficulty satisfying both her need to be an individual and her need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Maria sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to her or what Maria really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
Shriver always seems to find the right words to verbalize her feelings, especially in regard to love and friendship. Maria Shriver also has a keen sense of beauty and she probably appreciates art, music or poetry.
Maria Shriver has a pleasant and dreamy disposition with considerable romantic imagination. Maria has a strong longing for love, but she does not see others very clearly and may experience many disappointments in her emotional relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 6th house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Venus
Sun Conjunct Venus/Neptune