Although Melinda Gates comes across as a very private, somewhat wary and enigmatic individual (as described on the previous page), there is another, quite different side to her: a person who really wants to be noticed, known, loved and admired.
Proud and intensely individual, Melinda Gates really wants to stand out, to be the very best she can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for her unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to her, and she cannot tolerate being relegated to the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Melinda Gates must put her personal stamp on whatever she does, and direct her own course in life. Melinda Gates needs to have a place where she can shine, express herself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Melinda has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Melinda Gates also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Melinda Gates, it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and she secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero of the play. Melinda wants to be great and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. She needs someone to believe in her and her dreams. Though Gates appears radiantly self-confident and independent, she is actually very dependent on the affirmation, love and recognition of others. She cannot bear going unnoticed or unappreciated.
Melinda Gates also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person she loves feel special. Melinda Gates loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in her relationships. She is also immensely loyal and will defend her loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend her pride or betray her trust. However, Melinda Gates likes to be the strong one in her relationships and she really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Melinda needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as she is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with her.
Gates' strengths are her zest and love for life, her creative power and her warm and generous heart. Her primary fault is her tendency to be very egocentric, and so concerned with the impression she is making and with her own creative self-expression that she forgets there is another, larger world that does not revolve around her.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Gates. Melinda Gates has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy her; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Melinda Gates may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Melinda has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Melinda Gates 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. Gates tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 10th house
Sun Square Jupiter