Although Rosie O'Donnell appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), she is also a "warrior". O'Donnell 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 Rosie O'Donnell 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. Rosie O'Donnell 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 O'Donnell's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Rosie O'Donnell 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. Rosie likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Rosie O'Donnell 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, Rosie O'Donnell also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for O'Donnell, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Rosie O'Donnell believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Rosie O'Donnell 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 O'Donnell's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Rosie O'Donnell to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Rosie O'Donnell would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Rosie O'Donnell to do so.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to O'Donnell. Rosie O'Donnell 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. Rosie O'Donnell may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Her conscious intentions and goals are frequently opposed by her unconscious beliefs and desires. If Rosie O'Donnell overrides her instincts and emotions because they seem to lead her in a direction diametrically opposed to the one she consciously desires, her emotions can become unruly. Poor relationships with women and/or difficulties in close one-on-one relationships are also a reflection of this tendency. However, if Rosie O'Donnell attends to her emotional urges and feelings and listens to the voice of her intuition, dreams and gut feelings, she will derive greater satisfaction from a more balanced life.
She may find it hard to establish relationships with other people and she tends to look for more timid partners. Rosie O'Donnell could also have difficulty expressing her ideas to others as well as coming to an understanding with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Opposition Moon
Sun Opposition Neptune/N. Node