Although it may seem that she is just patiently plodding along, Pat Benatar is actually quite shrewd and has a clear purpose in mind. She is far more astute and ambitious than her rather gentle, forbearing manner (described in the previous chapter) would suggest.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, she is driven to prove herself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. Her work, her position in the world, and her contributions to society are very important to Benatar. Pat Benatar will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal she has set for herself, and she often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Pat Benatar has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show her inner feelings and needs. Pat Benatar seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. She is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. She is highly conscientious and even as a child she possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
She is basically a pragmatic realist, and though she may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, she feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Pat has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in her as well.
She is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. She is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Pat Benatar has a great respect for tradition and even if she does not agree with certain laws, she will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Pat Benatar plays by the rules.
She is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. She is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving herself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Benatar.
Benatar's strong points are her depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. Her faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
Her career, reputation and public image are very important to Benatar. Pat Benatar has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. She is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Pat Benatar may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Benatar's subconscious needs and feelings blend well with her conscious intentions and desires, therefore Pat Benatar is able to proceed with her life's pursuits relatively unhampered by internal resistance or inconsistency. Pat's male-female relationships will also reflect this state of internal harmony.
If she follows her true nature, her life is apt to be unconventional, unusual, controversial and full of insecurity and excitement. Pat Benatar cannot and will not be forced into a pre-set mold, and Pat finds it difficult to conform. Her offbeat interests and tastes lead Benatar to ventures that others may consider too "far-out" or experimental. Pat Benatar has a very creative, inventive streak.
Pat is extremely sensitive and imaginative, and she can get lost in her dreams, fantasies and visions. She is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, as well as to the world of color, beauty, and emotion. Pat Benatar is also drawn to mysticism and she has deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace loving, Benatar may lack the will and competitive spirit needed to make her way in the world. She is often impractical and may seek to avoid or escape the harsh realities of life.
She is prone to fanaticism and cannot go halfway in anything she does. Her extremism may seem (and actually be) obsessive and somewhat blind. That is, Pat Benatar does not always consciously understand why she feels as driven or intense about a given course of action as she does. There is a strong element of fate or inevitability in Benatar's life. A significant death or loss in her close relationships is likely to profoundly influence Pat Benatar and shape important life decisions and she may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 10th house
Sun Sextile Moon
Sun Opposition Uranus
Sun Square Neptune
Sun Quincunx Pluto