Behind Ryder's rather jovial, open, enthusiastic demeanor (as described on the previous page), there is a very different side to her - deeper, more serious, and more emotionally intense, as described below. Her optimism and idealism are tempered and balanced by a certain skepticism and a sense of the darker side of life and of people.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, she is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. Winona Ryder is extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and she only allows a special few into her inner world. Like a wary animal, she is cautious and mistrustful of those she does not know until "he sniffs them out". She is highly instinctive and intuitive. Winona Ryder usually has a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though she may be unable to clearly articulate why she feels the way she does. Her feelings and perceptions go deeper than words.
Winona Ryder also has a powerful need for deep emotional relationships and she forms very intense love bonds and attachments. She is possessive and often jealous of anyone or anything that she perceives as a threat to her relationship with someone she loves. When Winona Ryder commits herself to someone or something, she is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. Winona merges with or "marries" the person she loves at a very deep level and therefore separations are extremely painful for her, and often stormy and nasty. When Ryder has been wounded, she is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. Winona will most certainly never forget the hurt and she often harbors grievances and resentment for a very long time. Forgiveness does not come easily to her.
Whatever she does, Winona does with passion and fervor, and she often goes to extremes. Ryder can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. Ryder can also be very narrow-minded: either she is 100% involved in something or it does not exist for her at all. Rarely is Winona Ryder emotionally detached and objective. She definitely has a fanatical streak. She is also immensely strong-willed and her tenacity in pursuing her objectives often borders on obsession. She is filled with fierce pride, courage and emotional strength.
Winona Ryder loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. Winona never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. Winona Ryder tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
Leading groups and classes, and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Winona Ryder really shines and expresses her creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions is natural to her.
Winona Ryder feels that she has the support of her family or others in her environment for her creative efforts and personal goals, which enables her to act with confidence. She is able to satisfy both her need to be an individual and her need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. She is in harmony with herself and is therefore an effective individual.
Winona has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill her personal destiny. However, she does have the strength and stamina necessary to do so. Support and helpful guidance from her father or other significant men in her life may well be lacking. In fact, their disapproval of Winona and their harsh criticism are apt to be two of her greatest handicaps, and at times she may feel quite discouraged and alone. But true self-reliance and a solid sense of her own powers may well be the silver lining to that cloud in her life. Winona Ryder needs to learn to follow her own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what her critics or the authorities say.
Ryder is capable of extraordinary physical or mental efforts to gain success and achieve something that will bring her recognition and respect. Winona Ryder has a strong need for authority and power over others and is likely to perform better in a leading position.
Winona has an optimistic and harmonious personality and she happily goes about the attainment of her goals. Ryder knows how to make the best of life's opportunities and she gets along with everyone. Winona Ryder has the good fortune to live in pleasant and agreeable circumstances.
Winona Ryder has a powerful personality and a tendency to run roughshod over others. Winona 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 Sagittarius and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 11th house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/MC
Sun Conjunct Pluto/Asc.