Although Reese Witherspoon appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), she is also a "warrior". Witherspoon 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 Reese Witherspoon 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. Reese Witherspoon 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 Witherspoon's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Reese Witherspoon 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. Reese likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Reese Witherspoon 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, Reese Witherspoon also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Witherspoon, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Reese Witherspoon believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Reese Witherspoon 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 Witherspoon's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Reese Witherspoon to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Reese Witherspoon would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Reese Witherspoon to do so.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Witherspoon. Reese Witherspoon 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. Reese Witherspoon may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Reese Witherspoon 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. Reese has difficulty satisfying both her need to be an individual and her need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Reese sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to her or what Reese really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
She is direct, energetic, sometimes aggressive and combative. Reese Witherspoon often feels that she needs to fight to get what she wants, and she tends to have a "me-first" attitude that angers or irritates others. She is hasty, restless, impatient and sometimes reckless.
She is strong-willed, forceful and independent. Witherspoon knows what she wants, but sometimes may act too impulsively, causing quarrels or disagreement with others. Reese Witherspoon tends to judge herself and others quite severely, but she is very sincere, honest and trustworthy.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Square Mars
Sun Opposition Moon/Mars