Although Talisa Soto appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), she is also a "warrior". Soto sometimes feels torn between these two facets of her character: the sensitive, tenderhearted, home-loving side, and the assertive, competitive, risk-taking side. People who first meet Talisa Soto often think that she is a "softy", but later find out that she is strong willed and pursues her goals aggressively.
She is a person who thrives on challenge, and she often feels that she must battle her way through life, relying on no one and nothing but her own strength, intelligence and courage. Talisa Soto believes in being totally honest, true to herself and her own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Soto's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Talisa Soto craves the freedom to do things in her own way, and she works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not her style. Talisa likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Talisa Soto loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then she is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for her. She is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though she may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Talisa Soto also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for Soto, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Talisa Soto believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Talisa Soto hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting her own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for her.
She is basically aggressive in her attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. She is often so fired up about her own projects or goals that she inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Soto's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Talisa Soto to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Talisa Soto would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Talisa Soto to do so.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Soto. Talisa Soto 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. Talisa Soto may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Talisa Soto has a mature and often somber demeanor. She is serious, reserved, self-disciplined, highly responsible and conscientious. She progresses rather slowly in life, through her own efforts and persistence. She is also rather stern and judgmental, especially with herself. Cautious and careful, it is difficult for her to really let go, be spontaneous and playful. Talisa likes to be in control of herself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Saturn