Her self-reliant, independent spirit described in the previous chapter, combined with her strong sense of community and larger social issues, compel Johnson to take a strong stand on various ideological and political issues. Virginia Johnson feels that others are often too unconcerned and uninvolved in larger social issues that affect them directly. Political activism or being a "warrior" for a cause that is dear to her heart may be Virginia's path in life.
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, Virginia Johnson 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, Johnson can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Virginia 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. Virginia Johnson 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. Virginia Johnson seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because she is capable of putting aside her personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Virginia makes up her mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade her, and she can be rather dogmatic.
Virginia Johnson 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. Virginia Johnson stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Virginia Johnson was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Virginia 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.
Leading groups and classes, and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Virginia Johnson really shines and expresses her creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions is natural to her.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Virginia Johnson, between her conscious attitudes and aspirations, and her deeper emotional and subconscious beliefs, needs, and feelings. This creates considerable inner stress and sometimes paralyzing indecision, mostly due to the fact that Virginia may be trying to follow a path that is at odds with her subconscious desires. Chronic tightness or tension in her body may well be a signal that Virginia Johnson is denying or suppressing the messages from her subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Virginia Johnson will learn to accept the two quite different aspects of her and to express both of them. If she cannot do this, Johnson is apt to attract many relationships into her life with people who reflect her denied or repressed qualities, and who seem to make her life difficult. (Read also chapter 4 in order to get a better picture of the duality described here.)
Virginia Johnson is extremely sensitive, compassionate and giving, often to her own detriment. Her ideals and spiritual values motivate Virginia Johnson, and she cannot live for personal gain or materialistic concerns alone. There must be an element of beauty, magic, imagination, inspiration or creativity in what she does. Otherwise Virginia Johnson becomes listless and aimless. The arts, theater, music and/or charitable work are ideally suited to Virginia.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 11th house
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Opposition Neptune