Behind d'Agoult's nice, pleasant, easygoing demeanor (described in the previous chapter) lies a very clear-eyed, objective, no-nonsense person. This aspect of d'Agoult's character is described in more detail below.
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 d'Agoult. Marie d'Agoult 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.
Marie d'Agoult has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show her inner feelings and needs. Marie d'Agoult 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. Marie 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. Marie d'Agoult 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, Marie d'Agoult 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 d'Agoult.
d'Agoult'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.
She is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Marie d'Agoult prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
d'Agoult invests a lot of her creative energy into her home, family relationships, and her inner life.
Marie d'Agoult undergoes deep, transformative changes in her life with relative ease and a minimum of conscious resistance. Because she does not avoid the depths, d'Agoult has access to a lot of personal power and strength. Without realizing it or seeking it, Marie is apt to have quite a potent effect on the people she comes into contact with, even superficially. Others sense that Marie d'Agoult is a force to be reckoned with.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 4th house
Sun Sextile Pluto