Dietrich's quiet, unassuming, rather modest facade (described in the previous chapter) is liable to mask certain far less modest goals and ambitions in life. Materially (or in other ways), she is much more aspiring than she may seem, and reaching the top academically or professionally is really important to her.
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 Dietrich. Marlene Dietrich 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.
Marlene Dietrich has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show her inner feelings and needs. Marlene Dietrich 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. Marlene 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. Marlene Dietrich 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, Marlene Dietrich 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 Dietrich.
Dietrich'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.
Marlene Dietrich has a very dramatic, creative, expressive nature and she loves to perform. Marlene enjoys being the center of attention and she seeks to shine, to excel, and to be outstanding in some unique way. She is very involved in her own creativity and self-expression, and takes great pleasure in developing and using her special talents, whether these are artistic, athletic, or intellectual. Marlene Dietrich has a strong sense of pride.
Marlene Dietrich 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. Marlene Dietrich has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Marlene Dietrich, between her conscious attitudes and aspirations, and her deeper emotional and subconscious beliefs, needs, and feelings. This creates considerable inner stress and sometimes paralyzing indecision, mostly due to the fact that Marlene may be trying to follow a path that is at odds with her subconscious desires. Chronic tightness or tension in her body may well be a signal that Marlene Dietrich is denying or suppressing the messages from her subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Marlene Dietrich will learn to accept the two quite different aspects of her and to express both of them. If she cannot do this, Dietrich is apt to attract many relationships into her life with people who reflect her denied or repressed qualities, and who seem to make her life difficult. (Read also chapter 4 in order to get a better picture of the duality described here.)
Her comprehension is exceptional and Marlene Dietrich reacts to everything very quickly. Dietrich shows deep respect for knowledge and feels that she must learn everything there is to know. Studying probably was encouraged early on and Marlene Dietrich was raised to be successful.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 5th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/Uranus