In many ways, Shirley Temple contradicts herself! While she enjoys traveling and adventure (as mentioned in the previous chapter), Temple can be very slow to move. Stability and security are as important to her as exploring new worlds. Shirley Temple needs to find a place in her life to express both urges: the impulse to take risks and to go where she has never gone before, and the need for order, predictability, and staying with the tried-and-true.
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 Temple's course is set, she pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway her from her purpose.
Shirley Temple 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 Temple 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, Temple can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Shirley Temple 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 Temple 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 Temple for support. Though she hates upheaval and sudden changes, Shirley Temple usually maintains her poise and equanimity. Shirley Temple 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 Temple's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Shirley Temple lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open her mind to new horizons.
Shirley Temple has a very dramatic, creative, expressive nature and she loves to perform. Shirley enjoys being the center of attention and she seeks to shine, to excel, and to be outstanding in some unique way. She is very involved in her own creativity and self-expression, and takes great pleasure in developing and using her special talents, whether these are artistic, athletic, or intellectual. Shirley Temple has a strong sense of pride.
Her courage to face life seems to be a bit on the low side and Shirley Temple is prone to worry a lot. Fear of her own inadequacies could distort her perspective and deplete her strength to go on in the direction she has chosen.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 5th house
Sun Opposition Saturn/MC