Although Mariah Carey appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), she is also a "warrior". Carey sometimes feels torn between these two facets of her character: the sensitive, tenderhearted, home-loving side, and the assertive, competitive, risk-taking side. People who first meet Mariah Carey often think that she is a "softy", but later find out that she is strong willed and pursues her goals aggressively.
She is a person who thrives on challenge, and she often feels that she must battle her way through life, relying on no one and nothing but her own strength, intelligence and courage. Mariah Carey believes in being totally honest, true to herself and her own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Carey's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Mariah Carey craves the freedom to do things in her own way, and she works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not her style. Mariah likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Mariah Carey loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then she is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for her. She is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though she may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Mariah Carey also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Carey, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Mariah Carey believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Mariah Carey hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting her own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for her.
She is basically aggressive in her attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. She is often so fired up about her own projects or goals that she inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Carey's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Mariah Carey to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Mariah Carey would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Mariah Carey to do so.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Carey. Mariah Carey has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy her; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Mariah Carey may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Mariah Carey 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. Mariah Carey has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Carey occasionally gamble, splurge, or overextend herself in ways that may be quite at odds with her usual way of doing things. Exaggerating her accomplishments or spending too much in order to impress others and build up her own self-esteem can be a problem. However, Mariah Carey also has faith and an optimistic side, which enable her to recover from the negative consequences of her excesses, and to learn from them.
If she follows her true nature, her life is apt to be unconventional, unusual, controversial and full of insecurity and excitement. Mariah Carey cannot and will not be forced into a pre-set mold, and Mariah finds it difficult to conform. Her offbeat interests and tastes lead Carey to ventures that others may consider too "far-out" or experimental. Mariah Carey has a very creative, inventive streak.
Mariah Carey 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 Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Quincunx Jupiter
Sun Opposition Uranus
Sun Conjunct Mercury/MC