Her self-reliant, independent spirit described in the previous chapter, combined with her strong sense of community and larger social issues, compel Ripoll to take a strong stand on various ideological and political issues. Shakira Ripoll feels that others are often too unconcerned and uninvolved in larger social issues that affect them directly. Political activism or being a "warrior" for a cause that is dear to her heart may be Shakira's path in life.
She is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and she insists upon living her own life as she sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Shakira Ripoll cannot be owned or possessed, and while she is willing to share herself with another, she does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Ripoll can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Shakira has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and she tries to abide by them; however, her ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Shakira Ripoll probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
She is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and she often let her head rule rather than her heart. Shakira Ripoll seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because she is capable of putting aside her personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Shakira makes up her mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade her, and she can be rather dogmatic.
Shakira Ripoll thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond her own personal sphere - her town, nation, or even planet. She is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. She enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and she often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, she harbors great hopes for the future. Shakira Ripoll stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Shakira Ripoll was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Shakira has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
Her strong points include her concern for human welfare and social betterment, her sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and her vision. Her faults are her stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Leading groups and classes, and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Shakira Ripoll really shines and expresses her creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions is natural to her.
She may have had a demanding and perfectionist or absent father. In any case, a lack of support and approval, a great deal of responsibility at an early age and an underlying feeling that she can never quite measure up may hold Ripoll back. While she may encounter a great deal of adversity and struggle alone through many of life's trials, this makes Shakira Ripoll tough and determined. However, Ripoll should beware of becoming cynical, too hard on herself, and too demanding and critical of others.
Although she takes herself and her responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Shakira Ripoll that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Ripoll can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling her obligations, and breaking free of them. Her wilder side will now be described.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, her life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Shakira Ripoll is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Ripoll has a rebellious streak and she often feels she is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to her.
While she is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Shakira Ripoll also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
She is very open and receptive to the spiritual, intangible, and subtle realms, and can easily receive or give conscious guidance based on her inner attunement. Shakira Ripoll takes many things for granted, such as the existence of an afterlife or the effects of subtle influences like aromatherapy, spiritual healing, etc. These things seem obvious to Shakira, whereas to many people they are a matter of conjecture or even illusory. Shakira Ripoll may not realize she has spiritual gifts because they come so naturally to her.
Shakira Ripoll deeply believes in her own power and her ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Shakira 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. Shakira 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 Aries and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 11th house
Sun Opposition Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Square Uranus
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Sextile Neptune
Sun Trine Pluto