Behind Redgrave's proud and rather self-centered demeanor (described in the previous chapter), she is a thoughtful person concerned with social issues. She is very sensitive to the ways in which economic, social and cultural issues affect individuals. In her own life, Vanessa Redgrave struggles to find ways to advance herself while also contributing something valuable to her community. Redgrave must not be content with simply blaming society for her own problems or those of others, but rather become active in finding creative ways to solve these problems.
She is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and she insists upon living her own life as she sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Vanessa Redgrave cannot be owned or possessed, and while she is willing to share herself with another, she does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Redgrave can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Vanessa has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and she tries to abide by them; however, her ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Vanessa Redgrave probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
She is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and she often let her head rule rather than her heart. Vanessa Redgrave seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because she is capable of putting aside her personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Vanessa makes up her mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade her, and she can be rather dogmatic.
Vanessa Redgrave thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond her own personal sphere - her town, nation, or even planet. She is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. She enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and she often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, she harbors great hopes for the future. Vanessa Redgrave stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Vanessa Redgrave was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Vanessa has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
Her strong points include her concern for human welfare and social betterment, her sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and her vision. Her faults are her stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Her energies are directed to either perfecting her techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving herself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Vanessa Redgrave's, and she is quite a perfectionist!
Redgrave can easily become overly identified or involved with the function she performs, with her work, or with her own health and "growth process".
She is direct, energetic, sometimes aggressive and combative. Vanessa Redgrave often feels that she needs to fight to get what she wants, and she tends to have a "me-first" attitude that angers or irritates others. She is hasty, restless, impatient and sometimes reckless.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, her life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Vanessa Redgrave is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Redgrave 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.
She is polite and gallant and makes a special effort to meet others half-way. Vanessa Redgrave has the ability to give and receive love. Nurturing friendships, personal love relationships and social life is important to her.
Her physical energy is strong and Vanessa Redgrave is able to make an extra effort and work quite hard at any task she wants to do. Redgrave can act quickly and she gets a great deal accomplished in a hurry. But Vanessa Redgrave also has a tendency to be reckless and accident-prone.
Vanessa Redgrave has a powerful personality and a tendency to run roughshod over others. Vanessa tends to inflict her will on them whether or not they are receptive. She is likely to gain respect from others through the demonstration of physical strength and bravery.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 6th house
Sun Square Mars
Sun Square Uranus
Sun Conjunct Venus/N. Node
Sun Conjunct Mars/Uranus
Sun Opposition Pluto/Asc.