Although it may seem that she is just patiently plodding along, Melanie Hill is actually quite shrewd and has a clear purpose in mind. She is far more astute and ambitious than her rather gentle, forbearing manner (described in the previous chapter) would suggest.
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 Hill. Melanie Hill 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.
Melanie Hill has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show her inner feelings and needs. Melanie Hill 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. Melanie 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. Melanie Hill 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, Melanie Hill 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 Hill.
Hill'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.
Her career, reputation and public image are very important to Hill. Melanie Hill 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. Melanie Hill may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Melanie Hill is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. Her artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Melanie does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Hill, as are her personal appearance and attractiveness.
Emotionally, it could be difficult for Melanie Hill to discern illusion from reality. She is impressionable and sympathetic toward others. However, Hill tends to idealize others and could adopt a fantasy view of a wonderful marriage, causing disappointment later on.
Hill alternates between aggression and apathy and sometimes feels that she is unable to meet all the demands made on her. Once Melanie Hill becomes aware of what she needs to do, however, she is capable of working long and hard, not giving up until her work is done.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Conjunct Moon/Neptune
Sun Conjunct Mars/Saturn