Though Soraya Esfandiary seems quite rational and even coolly detached and impersonal at times (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she is precisely the opposite when people really get to know her. She is rather sentimental. And though she appears unconventional or nonconforming, Soraya's ties to the past and to family history and tradition run deep. Moreover, Empress Soraya Pahlavi can be very effective at working for human rights and any issues related to women, children and family.
Soraya has powerful emotional attachments to the past, her family, her childhood, places she associates with safety and security, and her beginnings. It is very important to Empress Soraya Pahlavi to maintain a connection with her roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Empress Soraya Pahlavi tends to cling to whatever is dear to her - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
She is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Soraya likes to be needed and to care for others, and she often worries about the people she loves. Soraya Esfandiary has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of her life centers on her home. She is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Soraya Esfandiary than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
She is primarily emotional and her views are often dominated by her feelings and her own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for her to judge situations fairly and objectively because her personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Soraya Esfandiary takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around herself to shield herself from pain and rejection. Soraya Esfandiary feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. She also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Soraya Esfandiary needs to have a place and time in her life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish herself; otherwise Soraya Esfandiary becomes cranky and unhappy with those around her.
Soraya Esfandiary functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse herself in creative activities where she can express her feelings, imagination and instincts. Empress Soraya Pahlavi often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Soraya Esfandiary also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
Her compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Empress Soraya Pahlavi's strong points. Her faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
She is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Soraya Esfandiary prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Empress Soraya Pahlavi invests a lot of her creative energy into her home, family relationships, and her inner life.
Soraya has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill her personal destiny. However, she does have the strength and stamina necessary to do so. Support and helpful guidance from her father or other significant men in her life may well be lacking. In fact, their disapproval of Soraya and their harsh criticism are apt to be two of her greatest handicaps, and at times she may feel quite discouraged and alone. But true self-reliance and a solid sense of her own powers may well be the silver lining to that cloud in her life. Soraya Esfandiary needs to learn to follow her own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what her critics or the authorities say.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 4th house
Sun Quincunx Saturn