The specificity of Sofie Dossi’s personality can be summed up by her nostalgic yearning for her roots – a “paradise lost” which is also a source of energy and vitality. Her power is linked to memory. She inhabits a present which draws sustenance from the past, from continuity and timelessness. The power of memory can either be dynamic or static. The consciousness of an inaccessible past can either immobilize her in melancholy and nostalgia, or shine as an ideal which motivates her to recreate a new harmony. Her attitude and approach to the past are of key importance. If she thinks of it as a refuge, her obsession with it may be such that her progress is impeded. If, on the contrary, she thinks of it as a starting point or launching pad for her comprehension of the human condition, she will integrate it into her self-realization process. She possesses a potential for great maturation and wisdom.
Sofie Dossi is relatively slow-moving and may feel protected from the outer world by an armor of education, family surroundings (her most cherished environment), and social status. For this reason, she tends to limit the scope of her activities to a single well-defined sphere, and, within the boundaries she has established, release the entire spectrum of her rich and varied emotional expression. Sometimes she may feel overwhelmed by the prospect of situations which will introduce her to unfamiliar factors and elements; she sees them as intrusions. Before she judges an event, a person, or a thing, she attempts to absorb it into her private universe. Of a fairly subjective and introverted turn of mind, she defines everything in terms of the sensation it arouses in her as her consciousness embraces it. This predominance of sensation gives her extreme sensory finesse. Her perceptions are intense, keen, penetrating right to the heart of people and things. Her imagination, which is a function of her perceptions, is also lively, colorful, and prolific.
Because she is sometimes self-centered, attentive to and protective of her inner self, she may tend to withdraw into her shell when she encounters aggression from the outer world. As a result, she may sometimes become distant and secretive. Her tendency to be rather short-tempered and easily offended, a classic flaw, is also the consequence of her need for protection and security. Despite her sensitivity, and her ability to be genuinely virtuous, she is not always gentle. Her outbreaks of hostility are all the more wounding because of their rarity. However, more than aggressiveness, her stubbornness, slow insistence, and undying determination are the extremes which may complicate her life.
Once again, the family setting is vitally important to her. Her attachment to her family in general and her mother or a mother figure, in particular, is deep. The way she resolves (or has resolved) the transition to adulthood and independence will be crucial to her well-being, both in terms of her inner harmony (the sensation and sensitivity which comprise her identity) and in terms of her romantic relationships.
Sofie Dossi, like the half-animal, half-human Centaur, has a dual, ambivalent nature, vagrant and capricious. It is natural for Sofie to be simultaneously conventional and rebellious. Sofie can happily submit to society and convention for a time, only to emerge committed to rugged individualism, or vice-versa. Sofie’s inner attachment to an ideal of liberty and emancipation does not prevent Sofie from adopting a sociable, pleasant attitude at social events. This dichotomy in Sofie’s personality grants Sofie such useful social skills as adaptability and poise, but inside, Sofie faces a quest for Sofie’s true identity and consciousness. Sofie’s primary psychological task is to maintain the harmony reigning between the two entities dwelling within Sofie. Sofie must not limit Sofie to being either one or the other. Sofie will achieve true psychic and existential stability by personifying a blend of these two behavioral tendencies. When Sofie is comfortable with Sofie’s individuality, Sofie can radiate optimism and energy; flexible and elastic, Sofie will delight in any change or unpredictability, without losing sight of Sofie’s long-term purposes. Eminently social, Sofie will express Sofie’s true nature by becoming deeply involved with groups and taking on duties and responsibilities as a member. Sofie will enjoy Sofie’s ability to infuse them with Sofie’s idealistic enthusiasm and visions for the future. Sofie’s special gifts for dealing with energy make Sofie apt to occupy a position of great social responsibility.
Sofie Dossi needs movement. She is a talented communicator.
The ego which is available to others is no longer completely self-possessed. Sofie invests all her energy in her relationships and partnerships.
At the time of Sofie Dossi’s birth, her rising sign was located in Sagittarius (the Archer), while the sun was passing through the sign of Cancer (the Crab). A summary of the various clues mentioned above provide Sofie Dossi’s personality profile. The following key words capture the essence of her character and indicate certain contradictions which may be sources of tension:
Impetuosity – Sensitivity – Enthusiasm – Imagination – Group spirit – Eccentricity – Impressionability – Savings and thrift – Analytical mind – Worldly concerns – Obstinacy – Projection – Premonition.
Torn between her desire for independence and freedom and an undeniable need for security, she could have trouble finding an inner balance in the early part of her life. She is attracted by novelty and change and tempted by travel and exploration but also loyal to a small circle of interests and friends.
She is sometimes daring, sometimes cautious.
As an adult, she will probably achieve security and self-confidence when she creates her own home. At that point, all of her considerable resources will blossom: her mind will be open to intuitive intelligence emanating from her unconscious, and her fertile imagination will become a source of joy and creativity.
Born in the three days after the rising of the new moon, Sofie is said to be a “new moon” lunar type. This “soli-lunar” configuration gives Sofie a subjective character, somewhat impulsive and sometimes emotive. Generally, Sofie does not see the world in objective terms; instead, Sofie bases Sofie’s attitude on the feelings various situations arouse inside Sofie.
Likewise, in human relationships, Sofie tends to project Sofie’s imaginary reality onto others instead of seeing them for what they are. As a result, Sofie’s judgements and reasoning are sometimes deprived of perspective.
Sofie may want to make an effort to refrain from overinterpreting other people’s actions, because, being the product of Sofie’s imagination in most cases, Sofie’s interpretations are mistaken. If Sofie applies Sofie’s self to listening more openly, people may reveal their deeper motivations. Sofie’ll be happier and more effective as a result.