Mercedes de Acosta
In addition to Mercedes' strong personal loyalties and the devotion she feels for her nearest and dearest relations (as described on the previous page), Mercedes de Acosta has great compassion and sensitivity toward people in all walks of life. Mercedes de Acosta has a gift for understanding and appreciating a wide variety of art and life styles.
Moreover, de Acosta should be careful not to be taken advantage of by others. Her good heart and innocent, unsuspecting attitude can make Mercedes de Acosta a victim of others' greed. If this happens, Mercedes needs to avoid becoming bitter and resentful about life, and instead, to allow her great compassion and sensitivity to blossom and shine, rather than be dimmed by a few mistakes.
At heart she is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of her imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Mercedes de Acosta as anything in the outer world, though she may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting her inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, she has a rich inner life, though de Acosta may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Mercedes de Acosta usually keeps to herself.
Mercedes shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. She is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. Mercedes has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and she often feels the pain of others as if it were her own. Mercedes de Acosta sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. She is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, de Acosta tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of her kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon her. Mercedes has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not her strong points.
She is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and she tries to avoid open conflict. de Acosta will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and de Acosta tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. She is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Mercedes de Acosta does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
Her gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for she possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. Mercedes de Acosta has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
Her faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change her life for the better. She also tends to become so detached from her immediate environment that she lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around de Acosta more than it bothers her.
Her career, reputation and public image are very important to de Acosta. Mercedes de Acosta 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. Mercedes de Acosta may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
de Acosta can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. Her dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and she sees healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, Mercedes de Acosta enjoys fine health as well.
While Mercedes de Acosta does have a strong drive, she frequently holds herself back. One of her challenges lies in learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in her life (or her own internal caution and resistance!).
Mercedes has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill her personal destiny. However, she has the strength and stamina necessary to do so. Support and helpful guidance from her father or other significant men in her life may well be lacking. In fact, their disapproval of Mercedes and their harsh criticism are apt to be two of her greatest handicaps, and at times she may feel quite discouraged and alone. But true self-reliance and a solid sense of her own powers may well be the silver lining to that cloud in her life. Mercedes de Acosta needs to learn to follow her own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what her critics or the authorities may say.
Although she takes herself and her responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Mercedes de Acosta that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. de Acosta can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling her obligations, and breaking free of them. Her wilder side will now be described.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to de Acosta, and she does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how she is going to live her life. Mercedes de Acosta craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Mercedes de Acosta possesses inventive and creative genius.
Along with her energy and drive, Mercedes de Acosta has high ideals and an active fantasy life. There is a dreamer and an idealist in de Acosta, as well as a doer and a fighter. Mercedes wants to win but not at the expense of others, and this may be somewhat of a dilemma for her.
While she is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Mercedes de Acosta also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
Mercedes is extremely sensitive and imaginative, and she can get lost in her dreams, fantasies and visions. She is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, as well as to the world of color, beauty, and emotion. Mercedes de Acosta is also drawn to mysticism and she has deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace loving, de Acosta may lack the will and competitive spirit needed to make her way in the world. She is often impractical and may seek to avoid or escape the harsh realities of life.
She is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Mercedes often hides the intensity of her feelings and her personal motives and desires. de Acosta is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Mercedes de Acosta tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Mercedes de Acosta 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 Cancer and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 10th house
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun aspects Mars and Neptune
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Square Neptune
Sun Square Pluto