At first she may simply come across as clever and witty (as described on the previous page), but it soon becomes clear that there are ideals and causes that she takes very much to heart. As described below, Zhang Ziyi is an innovator and an idealist at heart. She is an active person who needs to participate in community activities and is likely to be successful at whatever academic or business profession she chooses.
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, Zhang Ziyi 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, Ziyi can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Zhang 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. Zhang Ziyi 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. Zhang Ziyi seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because she is capable of putting aside her personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Zhang makes up her mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade her, and she can be rather dogmatic.
Zhang Ziyi 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. Zhang Ziyi stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Zhang Ziyi was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Zhang 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 Ziyi. Zhang Ziyi 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. Zhang Ziyi may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Zhang Ziyi tends to see things from her perspective only and to be rather subjective. She also enjoys talking and expressing her views but does not always listen as well. Zhang Ziyi has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and she needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Zhang Ziyi 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 Zhang 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 Zhang Ziyi is denying or suppressing the messages from her subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Zhang Ziyi will learn to accept and express these two different sides of herself. Should she fail to do so, Ziyi 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. Zhang Ziyi has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Zhang Ziyi has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, her life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Zhang Ziyi is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Ziyi 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.
Along with her energy and drive, Zhang Ziyi has high ideals and an active fantasy life. There is a dreamer and an idealist in Ziyi, as well as a doer and a fighter. Zhang wants to win but not at the expense of others, and this may be somewhat of a dilemma for her.
She is very open and receptive to the spiritual, intangible, and subtle realms, and can easily receive or give conscious guidance based on her inner attunement. Zhang Ziyi takes many things for granted, such as the existence of an afterlife or the effects of subtle influences like aromatherapy, spiritual healing, etc. These things seem obvious to Zhang, whereas to many people they are a matter of conjecture or even illusory. Zhang Ziyi may not realize she has spiritual gifts because they come so naturally to her.
Zhang Ziyi deeply believes in her own power and her ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Zhang has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, she pursues her desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and she may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Zhang likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun Square Uranus
Sun aspects Mars and Neptune
Sun Sextile Neptune
Sun Trine Pluto