Although Millie Perkins approaches life with curiosity and a willingness to learn and try new things (as stated in the previous chapter), at heart she is much more stable and reliable than she appears. Perkins is, in fact, quite solid though she can leave the impression of being rather changeable. She is also not quite as flexible and adaptable as one might assume initially. Perkins can act silly or experiment with a lot of different things, but does not lose perspective or balance.
She is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of her greatest assets. Once Perkins' course is set, she pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway her from her purpose.
Millie Perkins has a very practical nature; she wants to see concrete, tangible results for her efforts, and she is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of her "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for she has a great love of the physical world and she wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Millie Perkins will work long and persistently, she also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and she wants to enjoy what she has worked for. In fact, Perkins can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Millie Perkins also loves the beauty of the natural world and she probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, her needs are simple and she is easy to please. Millie Perkins has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless she is forced to do so. She is not very demanding emotionally, though she does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of her faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Perkins for support. Though she hates upheaval and sudden changes, Millie Perkins usually maintains her poise and equanimity. Millie Perkins also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. She makes an excellent parent, especially if she follows her instincts more often than "the experts".
Millie has three major faults: one is her bullheaded obstinacy. The second is her unwillingness to deviate from her safe, predictable routine. And the third is Perkins' tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Millie Perkins lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open her mind to new horizons.
Millie Perkins tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where her efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged or unknown to the public. Perkins may find it exceedingly uncomfortable to assert herself or get up in front of an audience.
Perkins occasionally gambles, splurges or overextends herself in ways that may be 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, Millie Perkins 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 Perkins' optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Millie Perkins 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.
Millie Perkins has a healthy amount of self-control and self-discipline. Perkins also radiates a rather responsible, trustworthy, solid feeling about herself which will win her the confidence of others, especially her superiors.
Millie Perkins undergoes deep, transformative changes in her life with relative ease and a minimum of conscious resistance. Because she does not avoid the depths, Perkins has access to a lot of personal power and strength. Without realizing it or seeking it, Millie is apt to have quite a potent effect on the people she comes into contact with, even superficially. Others sense that Millie Perkins is a force to be reckoned with.
Emotionally, it could be difficult for Millie Perkins to discern illusion from reality. She is impressionable and sympathetic toward others. However, Perkins tends to idealize others and could adopt a fantasy view of a wonderful marriage, causing disappointment later on.
Perkins has a strong will and great determination and is willing to work hard to reach her goals. Millie Perkins often takes on more than her share and labors untiringly, sparing herself no pain in her work. Millie should guard against over-exerting herself physically.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 12th house
Sun Quincunx Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Sextile Saturn
Sun Sextile Pluto
Sun Opposition Moon/Neptune
Sun Conjunct Saturn/Pluto