In spite of her rather meek comportment (as described on the previous page), she is very stubborn and tenacious, and there is a great deal of quiet willfulness and strength behind her modest demeanor.
She is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of her greatest assets. Once MacLaine's course is set, she pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway her from her purpose.
Shirley MacLaine has a very practical nature; she wants to see concrete, tangible results for her efforts, and she is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of her "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for she has a great love of the physical world and she wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Shirley MacLaine will work long and persistently, she also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and she wants to enjoy what she has worked for. In fact, MacLaine can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Shirley MacLaine also loves the beauty of the natural world and she probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, her needs are simple and she is easy to please. Shirley MacLaine has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless she is forced to do so. She is not very demanding emotionally, though she does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of her faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon MacLaine for support. Though she hates upheaval and sudden changes, Shirley MacLaine usually maintains her poise and equanimity. Shirley MacLaine also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. She makes an excellent parent, especially if she follows her instincts more often than "the experts".
Shirley has three major faults: one is her bullheaded obstinacy. The second is her unwillingness to deviate from her safe, predictable routine. And the third is MacLaine's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Shirley MacLaine lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open her mind to new horizons.
Shirley MacLaine craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable, or taboo. She may hide her interests or inclinations, except from those who know Shirley very intimately. Shirley MacLaine is rarely content with herself and her life, and she has an inner urge to be continually going farther or deeper than her ever have before. Shirley has also a strong interest in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
Shirley MacLaine feels that she has the support of her family or others in her environment for her creative efforts and personal goals, which enables her to act with confidence. She is able to satisfy both her need to be an individual and her need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. She is in harmony with herself and is therefore an effective individual.
She is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Shirley MacLaine 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 MacLaine has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
Innovative, original, unorthodox and unconventional, she identifies with the role of a rebel, reformer or iconoclast. Shirley MacLaine insists upon a great deal of personal freedom and does not easily adapt to others' needs and wishes. Shirley needs a lifestyle that allows her to be spontaneous. She often feels that she is somehow different from other people and outside of society's mainstream.
Shirley MacLaine tends to impose her will upon others in a rather ruthless way, but on the other hand she may also be imposed upon by others. Shirley feels a constant need to fight for leadership and has a great desire to become a public figure.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 8th house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun Conjunct Uranus
Sun Conjunct Pluto/N. Node