Although Saundra Santiago enjoys conversing and interacting with people (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she also has a self-reliant, independent spirit. Santiago can go it alone if need be because Saundra Santiago likes to be a free agent. She likes to exchange ideas, but as stated below, she does not always listen.
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. Saundra Santiago 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 Santiago's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Saundra Santiago 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. Saundra likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Saundra Santiago 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, Saundra Santiago also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Santiago, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Saundra Santiago believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Saundra Santiago 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 Santiago's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Saundra Santiago to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Saundra Santiago would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Saundra Santiago to do so.
Saundra Santiago tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where her efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged or unknown to the public. Santiago may find it exceedingly uncomfortable to assert herself or get up in front of an audience.
Saundra Santiago is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. Her artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Saundra does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Santiago, as are her personal appearance and attractiveness.
Santiago occasionally gambles, splurges or overextends herself in ways that may be at odds with her usual way of doing things. Exaggerating her accomplishments or spending too much in order to impress others and build up her own self-esteem can be a problem. However, Saundra Santiago also has faith and an optimistic side, which enable her to recover from the negative consequences of her excesses, and to learn from them.
Saundra Santiago deeply believes in her own power and her ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Saundra has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, she pursues her desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and she may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Saundra likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 12th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Quincunx Jupiter
Sun Trine Pluto