Her apparent gentleness and noncompetitive stance toward life (described in the previous chapter) may be very deceiving because at heart she is a "warrior". Shirley Jones may feel at odds with herself, sometimes being very passive or benevolent, and at other times, very assertive and concerned primarily with herself. Both qualities are intrinsic to Shirley's nature.
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 Jones 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 Jones' gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Shirley Jones 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 Jones 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 Jones also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Jones, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Shirley Jones believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Shirley Jones 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 Jones' relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Shirley Jones to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Shirley Jones would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Shirley Jones to do so.
Shirley Jones has a clear sense of her own self and she therefore conveys a strong impression to others of who she is and what she wants. Assertive and self-motivated, Jones can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but she competes and often clashes with other strong individuals. Shirley Jones feels a need to be in control of her own life and she can be too self-involved, too immersed in her own interests, and oblivious to others at times.
Her conscious intentions and goals are frequently opposed by her unconscious beliefs and desires. If Shirley Jones overrides her instincts and emotions because they seem to lead her in a direction diametrically opposed to the one she consciously desires, her emotions can become unruly. Poor relationships with women and/or difficulties in close one-on-one relationships are also a reflection of this tendency. However, if Shirley Jones attends to her emotional urges and feelings and listens to the voice of her intuition, dreams and gut feelings, she will derive greater satisfaction from a more balanced life.
She is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Shirley Jones 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 Jones has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
Along with her energy and drive, Shirley Jones has high ideals and an active fantasy life. There is a dreamer and an idealist in Jones, 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 Jones tends to be very impressionable and psychically open, and as a youngster, she may have been dominated in relationships with more forceful personalities. Afraid of confrontation, Jones may have become passive, identified herself as a helpless victim, or tried to achieve her desires in underhanded ways.
Shirley's hypersensitivity to her environment is likely to be a challenge for her in other ways as well. Pollutants, ugliness or dissonance in any form may affect Shirley Jones more than most people.
Shirley Jones has a restless and somewhat nervous manner and she attracts attention through her initiative and originality. She is drawn to unusual friends and acquaintances, and because of her confidence may be regarded as a leader in her sphere.
Shirley has the ability to stand on her own feet and use the power of her own personality to attain success. Shirley Jones needs to be a leader and she has a strong desire to obtain power and authority. It is imperative to Jones that she be out in front of the parade.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 1st house
Sun Opposition Moon
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun aspects Mars and Neptune
Sun Quincunx Neptune
Sun Conjunct Uranus/Asc.
Sun Opposition Pluto/MC