Although she is empathetic, sensitive and responsive to others' feelings and needs (as described on the previous page), she also has a very clear-eyed, objective and practical nature, described in more detail below. Because Melissa Ferrick appears to be a softy, others may be surprised at her cool, intelligent criticism and insights. Others may feel that Melissa Ferrick swings from extremes of kind tenderheartedness to biting sarcasm.
Her warm, caring side, combined with her perfectionism, can make her very effective in any service area because she has the capacity to work practically and efficiently and to show deep concern for the needs of others.
At heart Melissa Ferrick is modest and humble and rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. Melissa Ferrick has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, Ferrick can be relied upon to be cautious, efficient, and thorough in her work and she takes pride in a job well done. What she may lack in self-confidence Melissa Ferrick often makes up for in skills - fostering expertise, technical knowledge and competence in a specialized area. She is adept at using her hands to create or fix things, and meticulous attention to detail and careful craftsmanship are her forte. Some would say she is a little too meticulous, for Ferrick can be extremely critical and petty if everything is not done exactly as she thinks it should be, and she worries about things that other people consider trivial and unimportant. Melissa Ferrick likes to organize, categorize and arrange everything into a logical system and is often distinctly uncomfortable when something does not fit into a neat category. Disorganization vexes Ferrick. She probably wishes that she were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, Ferrick can also be mercilessly self-critical. Whether in her environment or within herself, Ferrick tends to focus on the flaws, with a desire to improve, refine, and perfect. She is strictly factual, truthful, and scrupulously honest in her self-assessment and often does not give herself enough praise or credit.
She is also highly discriminating and may be especially particular about her diet, hygiene, and health habits. Melissa has high aesthetic standards and refined sensitivities, and is bothered by environmental elements (such as disorder, cigarette smoke, etc.) that others overlook. Her tastes are simple and understated, yet refined. She is truly offended by coarseness, bluntness and vulgarity. Ferrick can sometimes be difficult to live with because of her fastidiousness, sensitivity and idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though Melissa Ferrick seems rather cool and self-contained, she is very helpful by nature and enjoys serving others. She is content to play a supporting role rather than the lead. She is quietly devoted to the ones she cares for.
She is cautious, realistic and practical in her approach to life and disinclined to gamble. Melissa Ferrick analyzes before she acts. She is sometimes too serious. If Ferrick allowed herself to play and make mistakes, it would be highly beneficial to her health!
The urge to learn and to communicate is essential to Melissa Ferrick, and she expresses herself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Ferrick is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Melissa enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for herself what is going on in the world around her.
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. Melissa Ferrick 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 Melissa, whereas to many people they are a matter of conjecture or even illusory. Melissa Ferrick may not realize she has spiritual gifts because they come so naturally to her.
Inwardly she is zealous and fanatical, though she may hide her personal desires and intentions, as well as the intensity of her feelings. She is driven by a deep inner sense of destiny and mission and an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition. Melissa is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. Melissa Ferrick tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and she often seeks to emulate them. Melissa has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Sextile Neptune
Sun Conjunct Pluto