Though Wendy Melvoin seems steady and down-to-earth (as mentioned in the previous chapter), she is also quite idealistic, as described below. She may sometimes feel torn between maintaining stability and the status quo versus experimenting with the unconventional and stirring up change. Wendy Melvoin has a keen business sense and is very effective in any organization or large business.
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, Wendy Melvoin 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, Melvoin can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Wendy 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. Wendy Melvoin 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. Wendy Melvoin seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because she is capable of putting aside her personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Wendy makes up her mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade her, and she can be rather dogmatic.
Wendy Melvoin 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. Wendy Melvoin stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Wendy Melvoin was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Wendy 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 career, reputation and public image are very important to Melvoin. Wendy Melvoin has a strong desire to be influential or make her mark on the world. She is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; her ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for her unique effort and gifts. Wendy Melvoin may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Wendy Melvoin 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 Wendy 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 Wendy Melvoin is denying or suppressing the messages from her subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Wendy Melvoin will learn to accept and express these two different sides of herself. Should she fail to do so, Melvoin is likely to be drawn into many relationships with people who reflect her denied or repressed qualities and seem to make her life difficult. (Also read chapter 4 in order to get a better picture of the duality described here.)
She is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Wendy Melvoin has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Wendy Melvoin has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 10th house
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Conjunct Mars