Perdita Macpherson Schaffner
Although Perdita Macpherson Schaffner appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), she is also a "warrior". Schaffner sometimes feels torn between these two facets of her character: the sensitive, tenderhearted, home-loving side, and the assertive, competitive, risk-taking side. People who first meet Perdita Macpherson Schaffner often think that she is a "softy", but later find out that she is strong willed and pursues her goals aggressively.
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. Perdita Macpherson Schaffner 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 Schaffner's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Perdita Macpherson Schaffner 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. Perdita likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Perdita Macpherson Schaffner 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, Perdita Macpherson Schaffner also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Schaffner, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Perdita Macpherson Schaffner believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Perdita Macpherson Schaffner 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 Schaffner's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Perdita Macpherson Schaffner to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Perdita Macpherson Schaffner would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Perdita Macpherson Schaffner to do so.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Schaffner. Perdita Macpherson Schaffner has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy her; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Perdita Macpherson Schaffner may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
The above description of Perdita Macpherson Schaffner is so deeply ingrained that she has little objectivity and often little appreciation for other, different ways of approaching life. Perdita Macpherson Schaffner 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.
Perdita has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Perdita Macpherson Schaffner 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. Schaffner tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
She is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. She is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. Her spiritual values color Perdita's whole perspective and approach to life. She is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
Perdita Macpherson Schaffner has a harmonious balance between her body, soul and spirit. She enjoys intellectual challenges from others, but tends to form her own mental attitudes and philosophies of life. She may be interested in studying human nature and matters of health.
Perdita Macpherson Schaffner has a strong will and the desire to be successful no matter what obstacles or resistance she has to overcome. Whatever she does, she knows what she wants to get out of it and drives toward that end with great vigor.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Moon
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Conjunct Mercury/MC
Sun Conjunct Mars/MC