Ama Ata Aidoo lives in the here-and-now, immediately obeying her impulses. She is guided by a fire burning within her. She rarely heed the warnings of reflection and reason; instead, she listens to her instincts, as if her unconscious were perpetually emerging. This is the source of her spontaneity and passion. Because she is continually being born, she champions all phenomena symbolic of birth: breaking ground, beginning, clearing. She has little interest for pursuing the new ideas she brought into being, because her inner flame is always urging her to move on quickly to the next innovation. She is not a good manager. She is straightforward. When she commits herself, she does so with mind, body, and soul. Restraint and moderation are concepts which are totally foreign to her, because she lives by the fullness of her instinct, the force of her desire. Due to her energetic temperament, her determination immediately invents the action necessary to fulfill her desires. It goes without saying that her attitude engenders certain risks. Sometimes her impetuousness, or a lack of maturity or patience, or a keen appetite for experience leads her into a blind alley. But risk is a part of her life. Since her fervor is immune to calculation, second thoughts, and cunning, she has no fear. She is the type of hero whose courageous deeds are difficult to distinguish from acts of bravado or of sheer foolhardiness. Her top priority is to take action, immediately. Delay is torture to her. She is in a hurry to live, to take her urges and impulses to their ultimate conclusion, even though her lack of forethought may actually make her goal take longer to accomplish. She rarely evaluates obstacles objectively: instead, she dashes into the fray, bristling with determination, oblivious to the size or scope of the difficulties. She rides home triumphantly, whether she has battered her head against a brick wall or met no resistance whatsoever. But she has a true hero’s courage and vitality. She is undaunted by challenges and real danger, to the surprise of outside observers. Like everyone, she sometimes experiences failure. But she rarely despairs or becomes overly discouraged by it; it never overcomes her. She doesn’t see it as a tragedy; she just figures she missed that time, but next time, she won’t. In fact, she’ll muster even more strength and power for the next attack, since she is convinced she can succeed. She sometimes has problems finishing something she has
Ama Ata Aidoo finds her work rewarding. Daily life and routine activities are excellent sources of self-fulfillment for her.
Ama Ata Aidoo is attracted by the here-and-now, by study, and writing. She has a special affinity for the people around her: siblings (or close friends), neighbors, etc.
At the time of your birth, the rising sign was located in Cancer, while the sun was passing through the sign of Aries. A summary of the various clues mentioned above provide your personality profile. The following key words capture the essence of your character and indicate certain contradictions which may be sources of tension: Sensitivity – Individualism – Imagination – Vitality and passion – Eccentricity – Pugnacity – Savings and thrift – Impatience – Impetuosity – Obstinacy – Enterprise – Premonition – Innovation. Because of the conflicts inherent to your nature, you will be liable to display jagged, contradictory behavior patterns. They could be the source of both powerful inner disputes and certain problems in relation to others. If you remain unaware of their cause, you may feel guilty and depressed about them. However, after you have combated the extremes dwelling within (tenacity versus impulsiveness, sensitivity versus wariness), you should reach some inner balance and harmony. Your domineering but whimsical tendencies will be reined in, as well as the excesses of your imagination.
Born on the third day before the full moon, you have a strong personality and are attracted to causes that are noble. You are sometimes troubled by the feeling that you are not doing enough, and may spend time looking for a spiritual or humanitarian cause that you can devote yourself to. Devotion will be important to you as you work to become more self-aware and transformative. If you don’t find a cause that resonates with you, you can always find a friend or loved one who makes you feel good. Whatever you do, it is by serving others that you will come closer to understanding and achieving your own goals.