Though Melissa Etheridge seems rather cautious and conservative (as discussed in the previous chapter), she has a much more playful, humorous side as well. Moreover, the combination of her attention to detail and cautious, circumspect approach to life, coupled with her youthful curiosity and quick mind makes Melissa mentally sharp, articulate and clever.
Melissa Etheridge is, in many ways, an eternal child. Her mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful and always eager for new experiences - and her attention span is often quite brief. Etheridge grasps ideas quickly and once her initial curiosity has been satisfied, she is ready to move on. Melissa Etheridge craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Melissa Etheridge to decide just where her talents and true vocation lie, for she has a multitude of interests and is loathe limiting herself by concentrating on just one. She is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. Her curiosity and restlessness propel Melissa toward many different experiences in life, and she is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even if it is something she does well, is tantamount to drudgery for Etheridge.
Melissa Etheridge lives in her head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and she needs mental stimulation every bit as much as she needs food and drink. In fact, if Melissa had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, she would very likely choose the former. Melissa Etheridge has a creative mind and she often lives by her wits.
She is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and interact with people. She enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting her ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas she has talent for.
Melissa Etheridge also has a rather lighthearted and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though she craves emotional involvement, it is hard for Melissa Etheridge to achieve it, for she is frequently unwilling to commit herself to anything, to take responsibility or to limit her personal freedom and mobility.
Her happiness lies in using her creativity and language skills to communicate something meaningful, teach, inspire, or bring people together. Melissa has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. Her faults are her lack of constancy and persistence, and her tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
World travel, foreign cultures, and studies which expand her intellectual horizons and broaden her understanding of the world are very attractive to Etheridge.
Melissa Etheridge has a philosophical turn of mind and is concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting the overview of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy her mind much of the time.
Melissa has lofty aspirations but does not struggle or labor to achieve them. Her self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefit her in an almost magical way. Her optimism and cheerful generosity also win Etheridge many allies and successes in life.
Melissa Etheridge tends to be very impressionable and psychically open, and as a youngster, she could have been dominated in her relationships with more forceful personalities. Afraid of confrontation, Etheridge may have become passive, identified herself as a helpless victim, or tried to gain her desires in underhanded ways.
Melissa's hypersensitivity to her environment is apt to be a challenge for her in other ways as well. Pollutants, ugliness, or dissonance in any form is apt to affect Melissa Etheridge more than most people.
She is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Melissa often hides the intensity of her feelings and her personal motives and desires. Etheridge is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Melissa Etheridge tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Melissa Etheridge both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 9th house
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun Quincunx Neptune
Sun Square Pluto