Although it may seem that she is just patiently plodding along, Shonda Rhimes is actually quite shrewd and has a clear purpose in mind. She is far more astute and ambitious than her rather gentle, forbearing manner (described in the previous chapter) would suggest.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, she is driven to prove herself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. Her work, her position in the world, and her contributions to society are very important to Rhimes. Shonda Rhimes will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal she has set for herself, and she often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Shonda Rhimes has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show her inner feelings and needs. Shonda Rhimes seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. She is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. She is highly conscientious and even as a child she possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
She is basically a pragmatic realist, and though she may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, she feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Shonda has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in her as well.
She is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. She is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Shonda Rhimes has a great respect for tradition and even if she does not agree with certain laws, she will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Shonda Rhimes plays by the rules.
She is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. She is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving herself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Rhimes.
Rhimes' strong points are her depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. Her faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
Rhimes is very attracted to world travel, foreign cultures and studies that expand her intellectual horizons and broaden her understanding of the world.
Shonda Rhimes is philosophically inclined and concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting an overall picture of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy her mind much of the time.
Shonda Rhimes tends to see things from her perspective only and to be rather subjective. She also enjoys talking and expressing her views but does not always listen as well. Shonda Rhimes has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Shonda Rhimes is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. Her artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Shonda does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Rhimes, as are her personal appearance and attractiveness.
Although Shonda Rhimes prefers harmony and accord, she also has a confrontational side.
Rhimes can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. Her dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and she sees healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, Shonda Rhimes enjoys fine health as well.
Shonda Rhimes deeply believes in her own power and her ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Shonda 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. Shonda likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Rhimes might be called the eternal optimist and has a very peace-loving nature. She seems to be happy and content, generous and popular in social circles. Shonda Rhimes also has a good sense for business and likes to carry out enterprises on a large scale.
Shonda Rhimes has a harmonious balance between her body, soul and spirit. She enjoys intellectual challenges from others, but tends to form her own mental attitudes and philosophies of life. She may be interested in studying human nature and matters of health.
Appearing successful and attractive to the public is important to her. Shonda Rhimes probably enjoys wearing stylish clothes and modern jewelry. She tends to seek admiration from others and social acceptance is necessary to Shonda's well-being.
She may find it hard to establish relationships with other people and she tends to look for more timid partners. Shonda Rhimes could also have difficulty expressing her ideas to others as well as coming to an understanding with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 9th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun aspects Venus and Mars
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun Trine Pluto
Sun Conjunct Moon/Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Mercury/MC
Sun Conjunct Venus/MC
Sun Conjunct Neptune/N. Node