In addition to Winnie's rather conservative and self-controlled demeanor (mentioned in the previous chapter), she has a highly developed sense of aesthetics, poise and gracefulness, as described below. Winnie has refined taste and manners, but she may find it difficult to really let her hair down or deviate from certain internal constraints. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has a knack for keeping things simple yet beautiful.
Harmony and balance are her keynotes. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela instinctively understands the need to accommodate other people's interests and desires, and she is always fair and willing to meet others half way. Tactful, diplomatic, and quite socially aware, Winnie does all she can to avoid conflict and discord. Her spirit is one of cooperation and compromise, and she often achieves through charm and discretion what would have been impossible to achieve with a direct, forceful approach.
Getting along with and pleasing others may be too important to Winnie Mandela since she can be too dependent on the approval and opinions of other to make her own decisions. Winnie Mandela will rarely act without seeking the counsel and feedback of other people. She prefers sharing and doing things with others rather than on her own. Being alone feels very unnatural to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, and she has a strong need for a partner and intimate one-on-one relationships.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela invests a great deal of her energy in personal love relationships and she is very idealistic and romantic about marriage. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela seeks a partner who is her equal intellectually, and who is capable of a mental relationship as well as a physical and emotional one. She makes a thoughtful, considerate friend or lover, and she enjoys the traditional symbols of love - courtship, flowers, etc. Winnie Mandela perceives relationships like an art that requires time, attention and creative effort. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela appreciates a partner who is subtle and polished, never coarse or blunt.
Fairness and equality, both in her personal relationships and in the world, are extremely important to her. If Winnie Madikizela-Mandela fights about anything, it is often about something she feels is unfair and unbalanced. Balance is very important to Winnie. She believes in moderation in all things and avoids fanaticism and extremism at all costs.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela also has a strong need for beautiful, harmonious surroundings and a natural sense of artistic style and grace, which is reflected in the way Winnie Mandela dresses and furnishes her home and workspace. Everything must be aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. Working with people as a counselor, advisor, consultant, or negotiator, or in an artistic field such as design or photography would be fulfilling to her.
World travel, foreign cultures, and studies which expand her intellectual horizons and broaden her understanding of the world are very attractive to Winnie Mandela.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has a philosophical turn of mind and is concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting the overview of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy her mind much of the time.
At times Winnie Madikizela-Mandela may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter her direction in life, or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly uncharacteristic of her. When her life is becoming too predictable, Winnie may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how she is doing this. These impulses may seem at odds with her conscious intent and desires for herself, and can be unsettling. However, there is a streak of unconventionality and creative genius in Winnie Madikizela-Mandela which needs to be expressed now and then.
She keeps her feelings well under control, but is inclined to feel inferior and insecure. Winnie Mandela displays a cool and reserved manner and tries to hide her inner discontentment. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela also has a tendency to cling to the past.
She is very receptive and sensitive but has a tendency to over-idealize, making her approach to love relationships, romance or marriage somewhat unrealistic. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela also tends to be a bit absent-minded and naive, leaving herself open for being taken, swindled or lied to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Libra
Sun in Libra
Sun in 9th house
Sun Quincunx Uranus
Sun Opposition Moon/Saturn
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Neptune