Although Rachel Stevens appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), she is also a "warrior". Stevens 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 Rachel Stevens 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. Rachel Stevens 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 Stevens' gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Rachel Stevens 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. Rachel likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Rachel Stevens 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, Rachel Stevens also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Stevens, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Rachel Stevens believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Rachel Stevens 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 Stevens' relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Rachel Stevens to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Rachel Stevens would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Rachel Stevens to do so.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Stevens. Rachel Stevens 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. Rachel Stevens may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Rachel Stevens 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. Rachel Stevens has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Realistic and practical, Rachel Stevens sets goals for herself that are modest enough for her to actually achieve. She is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for Stevens possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Rachel Stevens also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling her obligations. Stevens often does things because she feels it is expected of her.
While she is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Rachel Stevens also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
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 Rachel's whole perspective and approach to life. She is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
She is infused with a sense of personal destiny or mission and can be extremely driven, obsessed and fanatical. Learning about power and how to use it effectively is definitely on her agenda. Rachel Stevens confronts abusive power, tyranny and dominating people who will teach her about power and eventually force Stevens to claim her own.
Appearing successful and attractive to the public is important to her. Rachel Stevens probably enjoys wearing stylish clothes and modern jewelry. She tends to seek admiration from others and social acceptance is necessary to Rachel's well-being.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Opposition Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/MC