Although Wood may seem quite poised, even-tempered, balanced and harmonious (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she is actually rather moody and emotional. Inside, she is much more subjective and biased in her attitudes than her fair-minded, reasonable demeanor may imply.
Natalie 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 Wood to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Wood 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. Natalie likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Natalie Wood 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 Natalie Wood 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. Natalie Wood takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Natalie Wood feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Natalie Wood needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Natalie Wood becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Natalie Wood functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Wood often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Natalie Wood 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 Wood'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.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Wood. Natalie Wood has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy her; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Natalie Wood may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Natalie Wood often feels that she is at cross purposes with herself, for her conscious intentions and desires conflict with her subconscious emotional needs and drives. She is torn in two different directions. Natalie has difficulty satisfying both her need to be an individual and her need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Natalie sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to her or what Natalie really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
She is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Natalie Wood has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Natalie Wood has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
Inwardly she is zealous and fanatical, though she may hide her personal desires and intentions, as well as the intensity of her feelings. She is driven by a deep inner sense of destiny and mission and an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition. Natalie is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. Natalie Wood tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and she often seeks to emulate them. Natalie has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun Conjunct Pluto