Madonna is a fiery, emotional creature. As a result of the preponderance of emotion, sensation, and feeling in her psychological make-up, she has acquired a deep sense of her individuality and uniqueness. She sometimes feels “different” – set apart from others. In order to justify this idea of herself, she attempts to behave differently, to impress the crowd, and the product of her efforts is usually rather grandiose and exaggerated.
It’s a self-perpetuating bind, because her impressive deeds usually earn recognition for her, and reinforce her self-assurance and her certainty that she does indeed stand head and shoulders above the rest. She sometimes makes an attempt to bluff and show off with an emotional display. She likes to take risks and give people advice. Nevertheless, at the basis of her conduct, there is a feeling of social anxiety, which is probably unconscious or unconfessed. She may fear being absorbed or enslaved by society.
The positive side of this unconscious anxiety is that it drives her to create, to counteract the deeply felt effects of time and the masses on her ego. By creating something, she can make her own individual mark on the world; she can organize it to reflect her own image, instead of allowing herself to be submerged by it. The preceding comments about creating the world in her own image are strong indications that she seeks to identify with her superego. The difference between her ideal of herself and the individual she knows herself to be in truth, measured in terms of her social recognition or the recognition of her creations (children, works of art, etc.), will determine her state of mind. It is therefore important for her to make these images match to a certain extent, to reduce the gap as much as possible.
The psychological dynamic described earlier explains many of the pluses and minuses in her personality. Her dignity and self-assurance may border on vanity; her strong instinct and ambition combined with her somewhat exaggerated individualism incline her to be self-focused. She may be proud, but she is also courageous, determined, and generous. She has the skills of an educator or an artist; moreover, she is mysteriously lucky.
Madonna is a pleasure lover and will find self-fulfillment in creative activities.
The ego which is available to others is no longer completely self-possessed. Madonna invests all her energy in her relationships and partnerships.
At the time of Madonna’s birth, her rising sign was located in Aquarius (the Water Bearer), while the sun was passing through the sign of Leo (the Lion). A summary of the various clues mentioned above provide her personality profile. The following key words capture the essence of her character and indicate certain contradictions which may be sources of tension:
Independence – Narcissism – Rebelliousness – Determination – Originality – Pride and self-assurance – Fluctuation – Superiority – Irritability – Brilliance – Inventive spirit – Generosity – Sense of paradox – Optimism.
Her strong personality and straightforward nature displays marked egocentric tendencies. She is convinced of her internal greatness, and consider that she is predestined to accomplish some extraordinary purpose in life.
Generous and idealistic, she has faith in herself and her ideas, and often figure she alone are capable of doing a good job. She tends to be somewhat eccentric, refusing common usage and custom. She will not hesitate to contradict or challenge anyone she does not agree with.
Although she finds competition stimulating, her common-sense deficit often limits the scope of her accomplishments. Very proud and short-tempered, she must nevertheless learn how to deal with other people and accept criticism. Only then will she be able to accomplish the great mission with which she is invested.
Born in the three days after the rising of the new moon, Madonna is said to be a “new moon” lunar type. This “soli-lunar” configuration gives her a subjective character, somewhat impulsive and sometimes emotive. Generally, she does not see the world in objective terms; instead, she bases her attitude on the feelings various situations arouse inside her.
Likewise, in human relationships, she tends to project her imaginary reality onto others instead of seeing them for what they are. As a result, her judgements and reasoning are sometimes deprived of perspective.
Madonna may want to make an effort to refrain from overinterpreting other people’s actions, because, being the product of her imagination in most cases, her interpretations are mistaken. If she applies herself to listening more openly, people may reveal their deeper motivations. She’ll be happier and more effective as a result.