Although Cates may seem quite poised, even-tempered, balanced and harmonious (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she is actually rather moody and emotional. Inside, she is much more subjective and biased in her attitudes than her fair-minded, reasonable demeanor may imply.
Phoebe has powerful emotional attachments to the past, her family, her childhood, places she associates with safety and security, and her beginnings. It is very important to Cates to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Cates tends to cling to whatever is dear to her - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
She is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Phoebe likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Phoebe Cates has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of her life centers on her home. She is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Phoebe Cates than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
She is primarily emotional and her views are often dominated by her feelings and her own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for her to judge situations fairly and objectively because her personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Phoebe Cates takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Phoebe Cates feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Phoebe Cates needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Phoebe Cates becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Phoebe Cates functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Cates often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Phoebe Cates also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
Her compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Cates' strong points. Her faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
Her career, reputation and public image are very important to Cates. Phoebe Cates 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. Phoebe Cates may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Phoebe Cates tends to see things from her perspective only and to be rather subjective. She also enjoys talking and expressing her views but does not always listen as well. Phoebe Cates has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Cates can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. Her dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and she sees healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, Phoebe Cates enjoys fine health as well.
Phoebe has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Phoebe Cates 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. Cates tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
While Phoebe Cates does have a strong drive, she frequently holds herself back. One of her challenges lies in learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in her life (or her own internal caution and resistance!).
However she also has a more somber side, which keeps Cates' optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Phoebe Cates tends to seesaw between her faith, vision and high aspirations, and her caution and realism (or fear!). She cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and she accepts the need for hard work. Her skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
Phoebe has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill her personal destiny. However, she has the strength and stamina necessary to do so. Support and helpful guidance from her father or other significant men in her life may well be lacking. In fact, their disapproval of Phoebe and their harsh criticism are apt to be two of her greatest handicaps, and at times she may feel quite discouraged and alone. But true self-reliance and a solid sense of her own powers may well be the silver lining to that cloud in her life. Phoebe Cates needs to learn to follow her own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what her critics or the authorities may say.
Phoebe Cates has a strong need for intellectual relationships and associations and she likes to share her intellectual interests with others. This could be in meetings or by joining various clubs and organizations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun Conjunct Mercury/N. Node