Behind Streep's strong, proud appearance (described in the previous chapter), there is a very tender, sensitive, sentimental, feeling person. She is probably much shyer and more private than initially presumed.
Meryl has powerful emotional attachments to the past, her family, her childhood, places she associates with safety and security, and her beginnings. It is very important to Streep to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Streep tends to cling to whatever is dear to her - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
She is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Meryl likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Meryl Streep has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of her life centers on her home. She is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Meryl Streep than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
She is primarily emotional and her views are often dominated by her feelings and her own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for her to judge situations fairly and objectively because her personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Meryl Streep takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Meryl Streep feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Meryl Streep needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Meryl Streep becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Meryl Streep functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Streep often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Meryl Streep also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
Her compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Streep's strong points. Her faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
Leading groups and classes, and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Meryl Streep really shines and expresses her creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions is natural to her.
Streep occasionally gamble, splurge, or overextend herself in ways that may be quite at odds with her usual way of doing things. Exaggerating her accomplishments or spending too much in order to impress others and build up her own self-esteem can be a problem. However, Meryl Streep also has faith and an optimistic side, which enable her to recover from the negative consequences of her excesses, and to learn from them.
However she also has a more somber side, which keeps Streep's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Meryl Streep tends to seesaw between her faith, vision and high aspirations, and her caution and realism (or fear!). She cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and she accepts the need for hard work. Her skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
Meryl Streep has a healthy amount of self-control and self-discipline. Streep also radiates a rather responsible, trustworthy, solid feeling about herself which will win her the confidence of others, especially her superiors.
Although she takes herself and her responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Meryl Streep that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Streep can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling her obligations, and breaking free of them. Her wilder side will now be described.
Innovative, original, unorthodox and unconventional, she identifies with the role of a rebel, reformer or iconoclast. Meryl Streep insists upon a great deal of personal freedom and does not easily adapt to others' needs and wishes. Meryl needs a lifestyle that allows her to be spontaneous. She often feels that she is somehow different from other people and outside of society's mainstream.
Her emotions are very intense and Meryl Streep is excited quite easily. Love is very important to her and she is constantly seeking emotional fulfillment, but she will not waste time with casual relationships.
Streep always seems to find the right words to verbalize her feelings, especially in regard to love and friendship. Meryl Streep also has a keen sense of beauty and she probably appreciates art, music or poetry.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 11th house
Sun Quincunx Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Sextile Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Conjunct Uranus
Sun Conjunct Moon/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Venus