Although Paloma Picasso initially appears to be the essence of tact and diplomacy (as described on the previous page), she is not as gentle and peace loving as she may seem. Although Paloma Picasso prefers harmony, she is willing to fight or aggressively pursue her own interest if need be. People who get to know Paloma more than just superficially realize there is much more to her than her exterior coat of charm.
She may be at odds with herself at times because she has both a strong urge for togetherness and a powerful yearning for independence.
She is a person who thrives on challenge, and she often feels that she must battle her way through life, relying on no one and nothing but her own strength, intelligence and courage. Paloma Picasso believes in being totally honest, true to herself and her own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Picasso's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Paloma Picasso craves the freedom to do things in her own way, and she works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not her style. Paloma likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Paloma Picasso loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then she is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for her. She is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though she may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Paloma Picasso also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Picasso, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Paloma Picasso believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Paloma Picasso hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting her own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for her.
She is basically aggressive in her attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. She is often so fired up about her own projects or goals that she inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Picasso's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Paloma Picasso to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Paloma Picasso would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Paloma Picasso to do so.
Her energies are directed to either perfecting her techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving herself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Paloma Picasso's, and she is quite a perfectionist!
Picasso can easily become overly identified or involved with the function she performs, with her work, or with her own health and "growth process".
Paloma Picasso is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. Her artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Paloma does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Picasso, as are her personal appearance and attractiveness.
Paloma Picasso 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. Paloma has difficulty satisfying both her need to be an individual and her need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Paloma sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to her or what Paloma really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
Paloma has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Paloma Picasso tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, she never gives up on her hopes for the future. Picasso tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
While Paloma Picasso deeply appreciates beauty and has a great desire for love, she is in no way frivolous or indiscriminate in her affections. Picasso can be very frugal and sparing with both money and emotions.
However she also has a more somber side, which keeps Picasso's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Paloma Picasso 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.
Realistic and practical, Paloma Picasso 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 Picasso possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Paloma Picasso also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling her obligations. Picasso often does things because she feels it is expected of her.
Although she takes herself and her responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Paloma Picasso that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Picasso can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling her obligations, and breaking free of them. Her wilder side will now be described.
She is an original! Paloma Picasso radiates a sort of electrical excitement about the things she is interested in, and conveys this to others, but she also gets bored rather quickly. Paloma does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
Paloma Picasso tends to think and act bravely and has a positive and firm demeanor. Paloma has what it takes to make her own way in life. She may be a bit excitable, but never shy away from a good argument.
She is polite and gallant and makes a special effort to meet others half-way. Paloma Picasso has the ability to give and receive love. Nurturing friendships, personal love relationships and social life is important to her.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 6th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Square Moon
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun aspects Venus and Saturn
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Mars
Sun Conjunct Venus/N. Node