Though Sophie Okonedo seems rather dreamy, fluid, and impressionable (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she is actually very realistic and well grounded. Her compassion and receptivity to others' feelings discussed earlier is balanced by a rather pragmatic, businesslike, no-nonsense aspect to her character, as described below.
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 Okonedo. Sophie Okonedo 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.
Sophie Okonedo has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show her inner feelings and needs. Sophie Okonedo 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. Sophie 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. Sophie Okonedo 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, Sophie Okonedo 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 Okonedo.
Okonedo's strong points are her depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. Her faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
Her career, reputation and public image are very important to Okonedo. Sophie Okonedo has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. She is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Sophie Okonedo may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Sophie Okonedo 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.
Sophie Okonedo has a pleasant and dreamy disposition with considerable romantic imagination. Sophie has a strong longing for love, but she does not see others very clearly and may experience many disappointments in her emotional relationships.
She is a bit impulsive and excitable and wants things done quickly. Sophie Okonedo tends to be very impatient with anyone who is slower or less energetic than she is. Okonedo will fight for what she wants but should guard against mishaps or accidents.
She may lack direction and drive and tends to compare herself unfavorably to others. Okonedo alternates between caution and unrealistic expectations and lets others expect too much of her. But Sophie Okonedo plods forward steadily, reaching success later in life.
Okonedo tends to be in a constant state of tension and seems to look for avenues to test her strength. Sophie Okonedo uses all the energy at her disposal in order to succeed. Somewhat rebellious and inflexible, Sophie fights any opposition or resistance she meets.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury/MC
Sun Conjunct Venus/Neptune
Sun Conjunct Mars/Asc.
Sun Opposition Jupiter/Saturn
Sun Opposition Saturn/Uranus