Vanessa del Rio
Although Vanessa del Rio appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), she is also a "warrior". del Rio 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 Vanessa del Rio 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. Vanessa del Rio 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 del Rio's gods, and she has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Vanessa del Rio 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. Vanessa likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Vanessa del Rio 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, Vanessa del Rio also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following her own star are the breath of life for del Rio, and she wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if she cannot do this.
She is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Vanessa del Rio believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and she perceives herself as a strong, even invincible, person. Vanessa del Rio 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 del Rio's relationships. Her impatience to get on with things causes Vanessa del Rio to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. She also frequently tries to accomplish her goals through anger or temper tantrums. Vanessa del Rio would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however her energetic, restless nature rarely allows Vanessa del Rio to do so.
del Rio is very attracted to world travel, foreign cultures and studies that expand her intellectual horizons and broaden her understanding of the world.
Vanessa del Rio is philosophically inclined and concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting an overall picture of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy her mind much of the time.
She may have had a demanding and perfectionist or absent father. In any case, a lack of support and approval, a great deal of responsibility at an early age and an underlying feeling that she can never quite measure up may hold del Rio back. While she may encounter a great deal of adversity and struggle alone through many of life's trials, this makes Vanessa del Rio tough and determined. However, del Rio should beware of becoming cynical, too hard on herself, and too demanding and critical of others.
Although she takes herself and her responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Vanessa del Rio that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. del Rio can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling her obligations, and breaking free of them. Her wilder side will now be described.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, her life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Vanessa del Rio is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. del Rio has a rebellious streak and she often feels she is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to her.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 9th house
Sun Opposition Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Square Uranus