Although Ward may seem quite poised, even-tempered, balanced and harmonious (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she is actually rather moody and emotional. Inside, she is much more subjective and biased in her attitudes than her fair-minded, reasonable demeanor may imply.
Sela has powerful emotional attachments to the past, her family, her childhood, places she associates with safety and security, and her beginnings. It is very important to Ward to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Ward tends to cling to whatever is dear to her - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
She is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Sela likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Sela Ward has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of her life centers on her home. She is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Sela Ward than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
She is primarily emotional and her views are often dominated by her feelings and her own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for her to judge situations fairly and objectively because her personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Sela Ward takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Sela Ward feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Sela Ward needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Sela Ward becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Sela Ward functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Ward often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Sela Ward also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
Her compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Ward's strong points. Her faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Ward. Sela Ward 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. Sela Ward may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
She is a positive, vital, energetic and active go-getter. She enjoys competition, and her initiative and self-confidence make Sela Ward a winner.
She may be a bit high-strung and over-zealous in the pursuit of her endeavors. Ward always seems to be in a hurry and has the ability to evaluate situations quickly. Sela Ward has a brilliant mind and possibly could invent something.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Trine Mars
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Uranus