Behind Cole's proud and rather self-centered demeanor (described in the previous chapter), she is a thoughtful person concerned with social issues. She is very sensitive to the ways in which economic, social and cultural issues affect individuals. In her own life, Natalie Cole struggles to find ways to advance herself while also contributing something valuable to her community. Cole must not be content with simply blaming society for her own problems or those of others, but rather become active in finding creative ways to solve these problems.
She is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and she insists upon living her own life as she sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Natalie Cole cannot be owned or possessed, and while she is willing to share herself with another, she does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Cole can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Natalie has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and she tries to abide by them; however, her ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Natalie Cole probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
She is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and she often let her head rule rather than her heart. Natalie Cole seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because she is capable of putting aside her personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Natalie makes up her mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade her, and she can be rather dogmatic.
Natalie Cole thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond her own personal sphere - her town, nation, or even planet. She is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. She enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and she often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, she harbors great hopes for the future. Natalie Cole stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Natalie Cole was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Natalie has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
Her strong points include her concern for human welfare and social betterment, her sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and her vision. Her faults are her stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Her energies are directed toward either honing her professional techniques, skills and abilities or "perfecting", refining, and improving herself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. Natalie Cole is highly motivated to strive for a state of wholeness or optimal functioning and she is quite a perfectionist!
Cole can easily become overly identified or involved with the task she performs, with her work, or with her own health and "growth process".
She is blessed with abundant optimism, self-confidence and cheerful generosity. Her good will and friendliness win her many allies. Natalie Cole also has grand visions and aspirations, and the desire to succeed in life in a big way. Natalie expects the best, and usually gets it.
However she also has a more somber side, which keeps Cole's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Natalie Cole 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.
Natalie 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 Natalie 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. Natalie Cole needs to learn to follow her own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what her critics or the authorities may say.
While she is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Natalie Cole also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
She is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. She is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. Her spiritual values color Natalie's whole perspective and approach to life. She is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
She is infused with a sense of personal destiny or mission and can be extremely driven, obsessed and fanatical. Learning about power and how to use it effectively is definitely on her agenda. Natalie Cole confronts abusive power, tyranny and dominating people who will teach her about power and eventually force Cole to claim her own.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 6th house
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Opposition Pluto