Inside, she is quite different from what her freewheeling, confident, playful demeanor (mentioned in the previous chapter) would suggest. Although Hayek likes to theorize and speculate and dream big dreams, she is basically clearheaded and practical. However, Salma Hayek also worries and frets a great deal, although others may not know this from her jovial demeanor.
At heart Salma Hayek is modest and humble and rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. Salma Hayek has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, Hayek can be relied upon to be cautious, efficient, and thorough in her work and she takes pride in a job well done. What she may lack in self-confidence Salma Hayek often makes up for in skills - fostering expertise, technical knowledge and competence in a specialized area. She is adept at using her hands to create or fix things, and meticulous attention to detail and careful craftsmanship are her forte. Some would say she is a little too meticulous, for Hayek can be extremely critical and petty if everything is not done exactly as she thinks it should be, and she worries about things that other people consider trivial and unimportant. Salma Hayek likes to organize, categorize and arrange everything into a logical system and is often distinctly uncomfortable when something does not fit into a neat category. Disorganization vexes Hayek. She probably wishes that she were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, Hayek can also be mercilessly self-critical. Whether in her environment or within herself, Hayek tends to focus on the flaws, with a desire to improve, refine, and perfect. She is strictly factual, truthful, and scrupulously honest in her self-assessment and often does not give herself enough praise or credit.
She is also highly discriminating and may be especially particular about her diet, hygiene, and health habits. Salma has high aesthetic standards and refined sensitivities, and is bothered by environmental elements (such as disorder, cigarette smoke, etc.) that others overlook. Her tastes are simple and understated, yet refined. She is truly offended by coarseness, bluntness and vulgarity. Hayek can sometimes be difficult to live with because of her fastidiousness, sensitivity and idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though Salma Hayek seems rather cool and self-contained, she is very helpful by nature and enjoys serving others. She is content to play a supporting role rather than the lead. She is quietly devoted to the ones she cares for.
She is cautious, realistic and practical in her approach to life and disinclined to gamble. Salma Hayek analyzes before she acts. She is sometimes too serious. If Hayek allowed herself to play and make mistakes, it would be highly beneficial to her health!
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Hayek. Salma Hayek 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. Salma Hayek may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Salma Hayek, between her conscious attitudes and aspirations, and her deeper emotional and subconscious beliefs, needs, and feelings. This creates considerable inner stress and sometimes paralyzing indecision, mostly due to the fact that Salma may be trying to follow a path that is at odds with her subconscious desires. Chronic tightness or tension in her body may well be a signal that Salma Hayek is denying or suppressing the messages from her subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Salma Hayek will learn to accept the two quite different aspects of her and to express both of them. If she cannot do this, Hayek is apt to attract many relationships into her life with people who reflect her denied or repressed qualities, and who seem to make her life difficult. (Read also chapter 4 in order to get a better picture of the duality described here.)
She may be a bit high-strung and over-zealous in the pursuit of her endeavors. Hayek always seems to be in a hurry and has the ability to evaluate situations quickly. Salma Hayek has a brilliant mind and possibly could invent something.
Her deep comprehension and good powers of concentration give Salma Hayek the ability to judge matters wisely and prudently. She is a keen observer and also can be a persuasive speaker. Salma likes to be in control, but needs appreciation and recognition for her efforts.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 10th house
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Uranus
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Pluto