In addition to Thora's strong personal loyalties and the devotion she feels for her nearest and dearest relations (as described on the previous page), Thora Birch has great compassion and sensitivity toward people in all walks of life. Thora Birch has a gift for understanding and appreciating a wide variety of art and life styles.
Moreover, Birch should be careful not to be taken advantage of by others. Her good heart and innocent, unsuspecting attitude can make Thora Birch a victim of others' greed. If this happens, Thora needs to avoid becoming bitter and resentful about life, and instead, to allow her great compassion and sensitivity to blossom and shine, rather than be dimmed by a few mistakes.
At heart she is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of her imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Thora Birch as anything in the outer world, though she may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting her inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, she has a rich inner life, though Birch may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Thora Birch usually keeps to herself.
Thora shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. She is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. Thora has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and she often feels the pain of others as if it were her own. Thora Birch sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. She is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, Birch tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of her kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon her. Thora has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not her strong points.
She is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and she tries to avoid open conflict. Birch will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Birch tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. She is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Thora Birch does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
Her gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for she possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. Thora Birch has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
Her faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change her life for the better. She also tends to become so detached from her immediate environment that she lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around Birch more than it bothers her.
Her career, reputation, and public image are very important to Birch. Thora Birch 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. Thora Birch may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Thora 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 Thora 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. Thora Birch needs to learn to follow her own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what her critics or the authorities say.
Thora Birch has a restless and somewhat nervous manner and she attracts attention through her initiative and originality. She is drawn to unusual friends and acquaintances, and because of her confidence may be regarded as a leader in her sphere.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 10th house
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun Opposition Uranus/Asc.