Her desire for harmonious relationships and surroundings is so strong that she avoids personal confrontation or any expression of intense, unpleasant emotions. Thora Birch is an idealist who would like to paint the world in pastel colors, and live in peace and harmony with others at all times. She is able to see points of similarity and unity with people who are vastly different from her, and befriend many different types of people. She is a considerate and thoughtful friend, and has a real flair for making others feel accepted and appreciated. Inwardly, Thora Birch is often torn with indecision and is much more at odds with herself than others would ever guess based on her flawless disposition.
Thora has strong attachments to her past, the place where she grew up, her heritage, and family traditions. In fact, Thora Birch may be unable to step out of the habits and roles that she learned as a child. Birch's tie to her mother is very strong and Thora Birch also seeks nurturing and protection from her spouse and other family members as well.
Thora Birch feels that she must always be doing something, and she becomes impatient and irritable if she has to slow down or wait for anything. A stormy home life may be the result of her own tendency to fight for what she wants, rather than compromise. Thora may not realize how competitive she is.
Although Birch gets hot under the collar rather easily (as mentioned above), she also has a certain degree of emotional self-control and composure, which enable Thora Birch to rein in some of her more aggressive tendencies. This side of her is described below.
Serious and emotionally reserved, Thora Birch was probably never an exuberant, playful child, and she rarely expresses herself in a spontaneous, childlike manner. She is cautious about letting others get close to her and sometimes withdraws from people altogether. At times, Thora Birch feels lonely or isolated, even when she is with people. Learning to appreciate her own company and find satisfying solitary activities is essential to Thora's emotional well-being.
She is open and unconventional in her attitude towards love relationships, romance and sex. She enjoys socializing, bringing people together and having many friends of both sexes. Thora Birch values friendship very highly and in fact, she is more comfortable being a friend than a lover. Thora desires an intellectual rapport or spiritual bond with her love partner, but deep intimacy and emotional bonding do not come easily to her. The traditional "husband" and "wife" roles do not appeal to Birch, and she abhors jealousy and possessiveness since she feels that no person truly "belongs" to another. Thora Birch appreciates relationships in which her love partner allows her plenty of freedom and is not very emotionally demanding.
Thora Birch craves very intense, deep, emotional relationships, and would even prefer stormy, tumultuous relationships to ones that are smooth but lacking vitality and passion. Thora loves wholeheartedly and expects all-consuming, total devotion and attention from her partner. Casual, light relationships hold no appeal for Birch.
Thora Birch shares whatever she has freely and her friends know they can always count on Thora's generosity and support - both emotional and material. Her good-hearted acceptance and tolerance of others' foibles goes a long way toward maintaining harmony in her relationships. Thora Birch also has a lazy streak and sometimes avoids confronting difficult issues in relationships simply because it seems like too much trouble and too petty. Thora likes to socialize and will use any excuse to celebrate with friends. She cannot tolerate being overly restricted by her love partner, and encourages her partner's freedom as well.
She needs a lot of emotional and romantic stimulation, and may not be very interested in having just one mate or love partner. Variety, excitement, spontaneity, and freedom are quite important to Thora, and "settling down" is not that appealing. Thora Birch tends to surround herself with unusual, creative, unconventional people that keep her life lively. Music or dancing or both play an important part in Birch's life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Libra
Moon in 4th house
Moon Conjunct Mars
Moon aspects Mars and Saturn
Moon Conjunct Saturn
Venus in Aquarius
Venus in 8th house
Venus Square Jupiter
Venus Sextile Uranus