Her initial wariness and caution (as described on the previous page) is balanced by her innate enthusiasm and optimism. Even though she is fiercely and emotionally intense, Marie Bashkirtseff can also adopt a broader perspective of herself and her predicaments and laugh at herself in the process.
She is a gambler and an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to travel the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one. She is independent, freedom loving, and often very restless. She needs a lifestyle that provides opportunities for travel, movement, change, and meeting new people. A steady routine, which offers much in the way of security but little in the way of space and freedom, is odious to her.
To Marie Bashkirtseff, life is a journey and an adventure that is endlessly interesting and rich with possibilities, and it may be difficult for her to decide where to focus her attention and efforts. Marie Bashkirtseff probably traveled around and experimented with many different paths before she settled on a particular career. Or she may go from one project to the next, for once the challenge and vital interest is gone, she is very quick to move on. Commitment, discipline, focus and concentration are not her strong points. Bashkirtseff can be irresponsible and disinclined to take on the burdens and limitations of adult life.
An incurable optimist, she has big dreams, aspirations and hopes for the future and is usually engaged in pursuing a far-off goal. Marie Bashkirtseff has a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures do not crush her spirit. Bashkirtseff always bounces back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. Marie Bashkirtseff has a sporting, playful attitude toward life and she is philosophical about her mistakes. Marie has the ability to sense future trends, to see the big picture, and she likes to theorize and speculate. However, she gets annoyed with all the details and practical requirements required to implement her theories.
Bashkirtseff expresses herself in a very open, direct and straightforward manner and is often blunt and tactless as well. Because she does not take herself too seriously, she may not realize how deeply her candid statements can wound more sensitive souls. In fact, though she may not realize it, Marie's insensitivity and lack of understanding regarding others' feelings is probably one of her worst faults.
Marie Bashkirtseff enjoys being in close relationships but also needs freedom and she does not do well with a possessive, clinging, or emotionally demanding partner. She is quite generous, and heartily dislikes pettiness in others. Someone who shares her ideals, her sense of fun and her zest for life would be the right companion for Bashkirtseff.
Marie Bashkirtseff has a clear sense of her own self and she therefore conveys a strong impression to others of who she is and what she wants. Assertive and self-motivated, Bashkirtseff can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but she competes and often clash with other strong individuals. Marie Bashkirtseff feels a need to be in control of her own life and she can be too self-involved, too immersed in her own interests, and oblivious to others at times.
Marie Bashkirtseff 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 direct, energetic, sometimes aggressive and combative. Marie Bashkirtseff 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.
Marie has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Marie Bashkirtseff tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, she never gives up on her hopes for the future. Bashkirtseff tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
Along with her energy and drive, Marie Bashkirtseff has high ideals and an active fantasy life. There is a dreamer and an idealist in Bashkirtseff, as well as a doer and a fighter. Marie wants to win but not at the expense of others, and this may be somewhat of a dilemma for her.
She is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. She is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. Her spiritual values color Marie's whole perspective and approach to life. She is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
She prefers more serious kinds of conversation with her friends and neighbors rather than small talk. Because her communication is clear and concise, Marie Bashkirtseff can impress others by taking control of negotiations or business dealings.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in 1st house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Square Mars
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun aspects Mars and Neptune
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Asc.