Although it may seem that she is just patiently plodding along, Patrick Dempsey 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 Dempsey. Patrick Dempsey 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.
Patrick Dempsey has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show her inner feelings and needs. Patrick Dempsey 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. Patrick 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. Patrick Dempsey 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, Patrick Dempsey 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 Dempsey.
Dempsey'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.
Dempsey is very attracted to world travel, foreign cultures and studies that expand her intellectual horizons and broaden her understanding of the world.
Patrick Dempsey is philosophically inclined and concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting an overall picture of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy her mind much of the time.
Patrick Dempsey 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. Patrick has difficulty satisfying both her need to be an individual and her need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Patrick sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to her or what Patrick really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
Dempsey occasionally gambles, splurges or overextends herself in ways that may be at odds with her usual way of doing things. Exaggerating her accomplishments or spending too much in order to impress others and build up her own self-esteem can be a problem. However, Patrick Dempsey also has faith and an optimistic side, which enable her to recover from the negative consequences of her excesses, and to learn from them.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to Dempsey, and she does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how she is going to live her life. Patrick Dempsey craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Patrick Dempsey possesses inventive and creative genius.
She is very open and receptive to the spiritual, intangible, and subtle realms, and can easily receive or give conscious guidance based on her inner attunement. Patrick Dempsey takes many things for granted, such as the existence of an afterlife or the effects of subtle influences like aromatherapy, spiritual healing, etc. These things seem obvious to Patrick, whereas to many people they are a matter of conjecture or even illusory. Patrick Dempsey may not realize she has spiritual gifts because they come so naturally to her.
Patrick Dempsey deeply believes in her own power and her ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Patrick has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, she pursues her desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and she may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Patrick likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 9th house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Quincunx Jupiter
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun Sextile Neptune
Sun Trine Pluto