Behind Nixon's open, enthusiastic, friendly demeanor (described in the previous chapter), she has a rather gentle, receding nature. She is much more sensitive and vulnerable than her outgoing demeanor would suggest.
Moreover, because her outgoing, enthusiastic approach to life is fueled by high idealism and a vivid imagination, Pat Nixon easily becomes enamored of a romantic or idealistic goal or vision without investing sufficient energy into analyzing, planning or working in order to realize her dreams. Too often Nixon waits for the blessings of fortune to provide her with the resources needed rather than applying herself to the work that needs to be done. When properly channeled, Pat's enthusiasm and vision can be an inspiration to others and an endless source of creative ideas that propel Pat Nixon toward very interesting, creative endeavors.
At heart she is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of her imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Pat Nixon as anything in the outer world, though she may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting her inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, she has a rich inner life, though Nixon may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Pat Nixon usually keeps to herself.
Pat shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. She is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. Pat has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and she often feels the pain of others as if it were her own. Pat Nixon sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. She is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, Nixon tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of her kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon her. Pat has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not her strong points.
She is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and she tries to avoid open conflict. Nixon will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Nixon tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. She is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Pat Nixon does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
Her gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for she possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. Pat Nixon has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
Her faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change her life for the better. She also tends to become so detached from her immediate environment that she lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around Nixon more than it bothers her.
The urge to learn and to communicate is essential to Pat Nixon, and she expresses herself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Nixon is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Pat enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for herself what is going on in the world around her.
She is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Pat often hides the intensity of her feelings and her personal motives and desires. Nixon is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Pat Nixon tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Pat Nixon both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Square Pluto