Because Summer Phoenix seems to be such a gentle, tolerant, accepting person (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she can startle people with some of her very pointed, bluntly honest statements. Even though she is sensitive and empathetic, she can also be quite tactless at times. Her good will and good intentions, however, usually prevail. With Phoenix's free-flowing imagination (described earlier) and her great restlessness (discussed below), she is apt to be a wanderer, and perhaps somewhat of an escapist.
She is a gambler and an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to travel the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one. She is independent, freedom loving, and often very restless. She needs a lifestyle that provides opportunities for travel, movement, change, and meeting new people. A steady routine, which offers much in the way of security but little in the way of space and freedom, is odious to her.
To Summer Phoenix, life is a journey and an adventure that is endlessly interesting and rich with possibilities, and it may be difficult for her to decide where to focus her attention and efforts. Summer Phoenix probably traveled around and experimented with many different paths before she settled on a particular career. Or she may go from one project to the next, for once the challenge and vital interest is gone, she is very quick to move on. Commitment, discipline, focus and concentration are not her strong points. Phoenix can be irresponsible and disinclined to take on the burdens and limitations of adult life.
An incurable optimist, she has big dreams, aspirations and hopes for the future and is usually engaged in pursuing a far-off goal. Summer Phoenix has a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures do not crush her spirit. Phoenix always bounces back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. Summer Phoenix has a sporting, playful attitude toward life and she is philosophical about her mistakes. Summer has the ability to sense future trends, to see the big picture, and she likes to theorize and speculate. However, she gets annoyed with all the details and practical requirements required to implement her theories.
Phoenix expresses herself in a very open, direct and straightforward manner and is often blunt and tactless as well. Because she does not take herself too seriously, she may not realize how deeply her candid statements can wound more sensitive souls. In fact, though she may not realize it, Summer's insensitivity and lack of understanding regarding others' feelings is probably one of her worst faults.
Summer Phoenix enjoys being in close relationships but also needs freedom and she does not do well with a possessive, clinging, or emotionally demanding partner. She is quite generous, and heartily dislikes pettiness in others. Someone who shares her ideals, her sense of fun and her zest for life would be the right companion for Phoenix.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Phoenix. Summer Phoenix has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy her; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Summer Phoenix may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
She is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Summer Phoenix has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to her obligations and duties. Summer Phoenix tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take herself too seriously.
While she is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Summer Phoenix also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
Sensitive and imaginative, she is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits and to mysticism. Summer Phoenix is impressionable and receptive, and often has experiences that are unusual and unexplainable by the rational mind. Summer has an abundance of dreams, visions and longings, but does not always have the concentrated will and stamina to make them materialize. Gentle, idealistic and peace loving, Summer often seeks to avoid the harsh realities of life. Summer has an ethereal quality about her.
Summer Phoenix undergoes deep, transformative changes in her life with relative ease and a minimum of conscious resistance. Because she does not avoid the depths, Phoenix has access to a lot of personal power and strength. Without realizing it or seeking it, Summer is apt to have quite a potent effect on the people she comes into contact with, even superficially. Others sense that Summer Phoenix is a force to be reckoned with.
Summer Phoenix tends to think and act bravely and has a positive and firm demeanor. Summer has what it takes to make her own way in life. She may be a bit excitable, but never shy away from a good argument.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in 10th house
Sun Square Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Conjunct Neptune
Sun Sextile Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Mars