In addition to having an independent spirit, as described in the previous chapter, Paula Poundstone is also objective, pragmatic and quite ambitious. She is likely to work her way to the top of the ladder in some corporation, academic community or the like through her astute strategies combined with her willingness to take risks. Paula Poundstone aims to be the authority, the one in charge. At times her impulsiveness may be at odds with her conservative, responsible side (which is discussed below). Poundstone could experience ongoing internal tension between pleasing herself and acting spontaneously versus doing what she needs to do to get ahead and realize her long-range ambitions.
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 Poundstone. Paula Poundstone 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.
Paula Poundstone has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show her inner feelings and needs. Paula Poundstone 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. Paula 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. Paula Poundstone 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, Paula Poundstone 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 Poundstone.
Poundstone'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.
World travel, foreign cultures, and studies which expand her intellectual horizons and broaden her understanding of the world are very attractive to Poundstone.
Paula Poundstone has a philosophical turn of mind and is concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting the overview of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy her mind much of the time.
The above description of Paula Poundstone is so deeply ingrained that she has little objectivity and often little appreciation for other, different ways of approaching life. Paula Poundstone tends to be one-sided. There is little ambiguity in her makeup and she generally knows what she wants and what will make her happy.
Paula Poundstone has a mature and often somber demeanor. She is serious, reserved, self-disciplined, highly responsible and conscientious. She progresses rather slowly in life, through her own efforts and persistence. She is also rather stern and judgmental, especially with herself. Cautious and careful, it is difficult for her to really let go, be spontaneous and playful. Paula likes to be in control of herself.
While she is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Paula Poundstone also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
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. Paula Poundstone 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 Paula, whereas to many people they are a matter of conjecture or even illusory. Paula Poundstone may not realize she has spiritual gifts because they come so naturally to her.
Paula Poundstone deeply believes in her own power and her ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Paula 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. Paula likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
She keeps her feelings well under control, but is inclined to feel inferior and insecure. Poundstone displays a cool and reserved manner and tries to hide her inner discontentment. Paula Poundstone also has a tendency to cling to the past.
Her emotions are in tune with her intentions and Paula Poundstone goes about her business with complete oneness. Paula Poundstone has a positive attitude towards life and a high spirit of enterprise. There could be a strong tie between Paula and her mother or her wife.
Paula Poundstone loves to entertain and likes to cultivate social contacts. She enjoys forming close personal relationships with others and most of them should be harmonious. Paula prefers teamwork rather than separate efforts to realize her goals.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 9th house
Sun Conjunct Moon
Sun Conjunct Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Sextile Neptune
Sun Trine Pluto
Sun Conjunct Moon/Saturn
Sun Conjunct Moon/MC
Sun Opposition N. Node/Asc.