While Tatum O'Neal appears pleasant, even and harmonious (as described on the previous page), inside she is deeply emotional and quite passionate. Despite appearances, she is intense and sometimes one-sided and extreme. Her smooth, agreeable manner masks a much more strong-willed character.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, she is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. Tatum O'Neal is extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and she only allows a special few into her inner world. Like a wary animal, she is cautious and mistrustful of those she does not know until "he sniffs them out". She is highly instinctive and intuitive. Tatum O'Neal usually has a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though she may be unable to clearly articulate why she feels the way she does. Her feelings and perceptions go deeper than words.
Tatum O'Neal also has a powerful need for deep emotional relationships and she forms very intense love bonds and attachments. She is possessive and often jealous of anyone or anything that she perceives as a threat to her relationship with someone she loves. When Tatum O'Neal commits herself to someone or something, she is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. Tatum merges with or "marries" the person she loves at a very deep level and therefore separations are extremely painful for her, and often stormy and nasty. When O'Neal has been wounded, she is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. Tatum will most certainly never forget the hurt and she often harbors grievances and resentment for a very long time. Forgiveness does not come easily to her.
Whatever she does, Tatum does with passion and fervor, and she often goes to extremes. O'Neal can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. O'Neal can also be very narrow-minded: either she is 100% involved in something or it does not exist for her at all. Rarely is Tatum O'Neal emotionally detached and objective. She definitely has a fanatical streak. She is also immensely strong-willed and her tenacity in pursuing her objectives often borders on obsession. She is filled with fierce pride, courage and emotional strength.
Tatum O'Neal loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. Tatum never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. Tatum O'Neal tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
Ownership gives Tatum O'Neal a sense of security, and she has a strong attachment to her possessions. Tatum also has a natural instinct or understanding of economics, finance, trade, and appraising the value of merchandise.
Tatum O'Neal 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. Tatum O'Neal has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
O'Neal occasionally gamble, splurge, or overextend herself in ways that may be quite at odds with her usual way of doing things. Exaggerating her accomplishments or spending too much in order to impress others and build up her own self-esteem can be a problem. However, Tatum O'Neal also has faith and an optimistic side, which enable her to recover from the negative consequences of her excesses, and to learn from them.
However she also has a more somber side, which keeps O'Neal's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Tatum O'Neal tends to seesaw between her faith, vision and high aspirations, and her caution and realism (or fear!). She cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and she accepts the need for hard work. Her skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
She is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Tatum O'Neal has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to her obligations and duties. Tatum O'Neal tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take herself too seriously.
Although she takes herself and her responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Tatum O'Neal that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. O'Neal can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling her obligations, and breaking free of them. Her wilder side will now be described.
She is an original! Tatum O'Neal radiates a sort of electrical excitement about the things she is interested in, and conveys this to others, but she also gets bored rather quickly. Tatum does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
While she is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Tatum O'Neal 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. Tatum O'Neal is impressionable and receptive, and often has experiences that are unusual and unexplainable by the rational mind. Tatum 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, Tatum often seeks to avoid the harsh realities of life. Tatum has an ethereal quality about her.
Tatum O'Neal undergoes deep, transformative changes in her life with relative ease and a minimum of conscious resistance. Because she does not avoid the depths, O'Neal has access to a lot of personal power and strength. Without realizing it or seeking it, Tatum is apt to have quite a potent effect on the people she comes into contact with, even superficially. Others sense that Tatum O'Neal is a force to be reckoned with.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 2nd house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Quincunx Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Square Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Conjunct Neptune
Sun Sextile Pluto