Although Shirley Douglas enjoys conversing and interacting with people (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she also has a self-reliant, independent spirit. Douglas can go it alone if need be because Shirley Douglas 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. Shirley Douglas 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 Douglas' gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Shirley Douglas 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. Shirley likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Shirley Douglas 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, Shirley Douglas also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Douglas, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Shirley Douglas believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Shirley Douglas 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 Douglas' relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Shirley Douglas to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Shirley Douglas would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Shirley Douglas to do so.
Leading groups and classes, and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Shirley Douglas really shines and expresses her creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions is natural to her.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Shirley Douglas, 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 Shirley 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 Shirley Douglas is denying or suppressing the messages from her subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Shirley Douglas will learn to accept the two quite different aspects of her and to express both of them. If she cannot do this, Douglas 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 is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Shirley Douglas has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Shirley Douglas has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
Along with her energy and drive, Shirley Douglas has high ideals and an active fantasy life. There is a dreamer and an idealist in Douglas, as well as a doer and a fighter. Shirley wants to win but not at the expense of others, and this may be somewhat of a dilemma for her.
Shirley Douglas tends to be very impressionable and psychically open, and as a youngster, she could have been dominated in her relationships with more forceful personalities. Afraid of confrontation, Douglas may have become passive, identified herself as a helpless victim, or tried to gain her desires in underhanded ways.
Shirley's hypersensitivity to her environment is apt to be a challenge for her in other ways as well. Pollutants, ugliness, or dissonance in any form is apt to affect Shirley Douglas more than most people.
Emotionally, it could be difficult for Shirley Douglas to discern illusion from reality. She is impressionable and sympathetic toward others. However, Douglas tends to idealize others and could adopt a fantasy view of a wonderful marriage, causing disappointment later on.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 11th house
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun aspects Mars and Neptune
Sun Quincunx Neptune
Sun Opposition Moon/Neptune