Inside, she is quite different from what her freewheeling, confident, playful demeanor (mentioned in the previous chapter) would suggest. Although Agnes Bojaxhiu likes to theorize and speculate and dream big dreams, she is basically clearheaded and practical. However, Mother Teresa also worries and frets a great deal, although others may not know this from her jovial demeanor.
At heart Mother Teresa is modest and humble and rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. Mother Teresa has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, Agnes Bojaxhiu 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 Mother Teresa 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 Agnes Bojaxhiu 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. Mother Teresa 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 Agnes Bojaxhiu. She probably wishes that she were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, Agnes Bojaxhiu can also be mercilessly self-critical. Whether in her environment or within herself, Agnes Bojaxhiu 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. Mother Teresa 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. Agnes Bojaxhiu can sometimes be difficult to live with because of her fastidiousness, sensitivity and idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though Mother Teresa 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. Mother Teresa analyzes before she acts. She is sometimes too serious. If Agnes Bojaxhiu allowed herself to play and make mistakes, it would be highly beneficial to her health!
Mother Teresa craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable, or taboo. She may hide her interests or inclinations, except from those who know Mother Teresa very intimately. Mother Teresa is rarely content with herself and her life, and she has an inner urge to be continually going farther or deeper than her ever have before. Mother Teresa has also a strong interest in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
Realistic and practical, Mother Teresa sets goals for herself that are modest enough for her to actually achieve. She is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for Agnes Bojaxhiu possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Mother Teresa also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling her obligations. Agnes Bojaxhiu often does things because she feels it is expected of her.
She is creative and talented, but must develop self-discipline to channel her energies productively. Mother Teresa may feel that everything is going to be all right, that she cannot lose and may take risks by gambling or speculating, which could result in disappointments.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 8th house
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune