Although Staples may seem quite poised, even-tempered, balanced and harmonious (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she is actually rather moody and emotional. Inside, she is much more subjective and biased in her attitudes than her fair-minded, reasonable demeanor may imply.
Mavis has powerful emotional attachments to the past, her family, her childhood, places she associates with safety and security, and her beginnings. It is very important to Staples to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Staples tends to cling to whatever is dear to her - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
She is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Mavis likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Mavis Staples has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of her life centers on her home. She is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Mavis Staples than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
She is primarily emotional and her views are often dominated by her feelings and her own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for her to judge situations fairly and objectively because her personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Mavis Staples takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Mavis Staples feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Mavis Staples needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Mavis Staples becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Mavis Staples functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Staples often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Mavis Staples also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
Her compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Staples' strong points. Her faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
Her career, reputation and public image are very important to Staples. Mavis Staples has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. She is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Mavis Staples may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
She is an original! Mavis Staples radiates a sort of electrical excitement about the things she is interested in, and conveys this to others, but she also gets bored rather quickly. Mavis does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
She is very open and receptive to the spiritual, intangible, and subtle realms, and can easily receive or give conscious guidance based on her inner attunement. Mavis Staples takes many things for granted, such as the existence of an afterlife or the effects of subtle influences like aromatherapy, spiritual healing, etc. These things seem obvious to Mavis, whereas to many people they are a matter of conjecture or even illusory. Mavis Staples may not realize she has spiritual gifts because they come so naturally to her.
Staples has an intrinsic creative and artistic ability and an unusual sense of form. Mavis Staples also has a deep need for relationships that offer affection and can be quite intense when by inner compulsion she feels drawn to someone. Her relationships tend to be peculiar in some way.
She is well aware of her limitations and has a strong desire to go her own way in life. There is a note of gravity to Mavis' personality and she appears somewhat somber. It is not easy for Mavis Staples to relax and enjoy and she prefers to work in seclusion.
Mavis has the ability to stand on her own feet and use the power of her own personality to attain success. Mavis Staples needs to be a leader and she has a strong desire to obtain power and authority. It is imperative to Staples that she be out in front of the parade.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun Sextile Neptune
Sun Conjunct Venus/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Saturn/Asc.
Sun Conjunct Pluto/MC