Consciousness and The Ideal of Self:
Emily Dobson is a meticulous and dogged worker, gifted for tasks which require great precision and discipline. She might struggle with pessimism about her own self-worth and try to compensate for this feeling by constantly keeping busy and devoting herself almost entirely to those close to her.
Emily Dobson has a paternal complex and, as a result, some trouble finding her identity. Perhaps her father or a father figure was absent physically or emotionally during her childhood, which deprived her of the patterns or models which are usually helpful in structuring a personality. Because she might have lacked a particular sense of security which could be provided by a paternal presence, as well as the examples of behavior to follow in confronting the difficulties inherent in every life, she was forced to protect herself against negative influences and find her own system in order to grow and feel secure.
Although this system was quite useful to her as a child, it has now settled in to such a degree that it interferes with her evolution. Psychological defense mechanisms and crutches which were once useful now encumber her mind or inhibit her developmental efforts. As a result, in certain situations, it is difficult for her to assert herself, and she tends to remain an awkward or passive observer. Because her authoritarian urges are mainly directed at herself rather than others, she sometimes feel guilty about her behavior. She judges herself severely, and sometimes punishes herself by setting difficult tasks for herself. Gradually, she should build up a strong inner discipline and acquire the strength to face the problems of existence in a detached and mature way.
Emily Dobson is extremely vigorous and energetic and has an immense need to assert her individuality. Her attitudes and actions are actually motivated by an unconscious desire for power. They puzzle the people close to her, who cannot understand whether her behavior is the result of pure selfishness or merely of an excess of energy. She is lively, alert, and determined, but she is too easily distracted from goals by futile competition or opportunities to exhibit her power. She has a short temper and must learn to control her impulsiveness, which might expose her to a great deal of unnecessary conflict.
Emily Dobson has a taste for luxury and magnificence, for a dazzling social life and a distinguished career. When things are going well for her, she tends to think of herself as the center of the universe, an attitude that those close to her do not always appreciate. Although she is quite likely to succeed in her ambition to become wealthy and popular and lead a remarkable life in the outer world, her lack of moderation and overweening self-confidence expose her to some danger. Her exaggerated optimism could create difficulties for her by causing her to make errors in judgment.
Adaptation and Sensitivity:
Emily Dobson is hypersensitive and extremely receptive to the mood in her surroundings. She is unconsciously able to perceive the parapsychic signals or aura people give off, in addition to their words. As a result, she is extremely compassionate and ready to devote herself to their well-being. Her imagination has formulated the dream of an ideal life, and she sometimes feels ill-equipped for the realities of this existence. She tends to dodge difficult situations. With her partner, she seeks fusion.
Emily Dobson has a sensitive nature. Although she may sometimes have trouble controlling her emotional reactions, they are nevertheless a source of vital energy for a constructive passion and may make an extremely positive contribution to her career. In relations with other people, she is quite friendly; she willingly reaches out to people and knows how to listen to their desires and their problems.
Emily Dobson is emotional and tends to react suddenly and excessively as soon as her sensitivity is touched. Although she feels that her independence, freedom, and self-sufficiency are fundamental values, she is sometimes frustrated by her need to rely on her family or friends. Moreover, she does not always grant the freedom of other people the same respect as her own. Likewise, she is sometimes angered by expressions of maternal tenderness, as if she feared that it would doom her to eternal dependency. Her ambivalent behavior, full of jagged edges, may be traced back to the relationship she had with her mother or a mother figure. Although she was dependent on them, they may have rejected her. Now this attitude is extended to any situation in which her sensitivity comes into play and emotional bonds are liable to form. To ward off her feelings of dependency, she tends to become destructive. Based on denial, her reactions are sometimes fierce, impulsive, and excessive, erratic, or contradictory.
Love and Sensuality:
Emily Dobson’s sensitivity may sometimes overwhelm her partners, and her compassion for the other is profound. She readily sacrifices her own interest to others, to provide help and assistance. A romantic as well as an idealist, Emily sometimes lacks discernment in the choice of her partners. She is fairly confused and evasive and has trouble expressing her feelings clearly. Nevertheless, Emily is capable of devoting herself entirely to the person she loves. She has a tendency to daydream and become lost in herself.
Emily’s birth chart indicates an emotional function which is expressed in a direct and fairly impulsive way. She enjoys reaching out to other people and making discoveries. An eternal teenager with her gaze riveted on the future, she is imbued with an eminently subjective and personal idealism.
Emily Dobson’s mind disorder mingles with illusion. Nevertheless, Emily has a great capacity for devotion. Somewhat whimsical, Emily will rush into wild dreams or throw herself into love with a fury. If Emily doesn’t appeal to her reason, she will err just as radically, and find herself married to a disappointing person. Emily is more likely to be married happily with an active and dynamic soulmate.
Emily Dobson is emotional, and when it comes to romance, she lives in a dream world, all too often going from one lover to the next in search of an impossible love. Her volatile moods leave her floundering in confusion. Because she tends to get involved with people who are elusive or in love with their own independence, it is likely that her life will be marked by a number of relationships. Each of these could bring great upheaval.
Emily Dobson has an ardent and amorous character, and her relationships are enlivened by intensity and passion. A charmer perpetually engaged in a quest for the ideal love, she is often more in love with the idea of love than with a partner. As a result, her love life may be subject to some instability. She is generally attracted to original people who defy norms, standards, and classifications, and expect them to amaze and fascinate her. Her greatest contradictions surface when an intimate relationship is established. Although she merges her ego entirely into the couple, she is likely to demand a total autonomy and liberty which are inimical to intimacy. If her partner charms and captivates her long enough, there is some possibility that they will form a more solid bond with her; otherwise, she is likely to yield to her need for novelty and fall under the spell of an entirely different person who exerts a new kind of charm for her. Midlife may be a turning point for her from this point of view. Her contradictory attitude may in some ways hide a compulsion to reject and deny the bonds of dependency inherent to a love relationship. Her behavior enables her to remain aloof, to commit herself only halfway without consciously admitting it to herself, and to avoid feeling guilty if and when she loses interest. An insatiable appetite for novelty and exaltation sometimes keeps her from forming stable relationships.
Indeed, she is tormented by the struggle between her undeniable need for affection and an equally imperious desire for personal progress and emancipation. As a result of this inner turmoil, her romantic aspirations are usually sabotaged sooner or later by her conviction that her partner has become an obstacle to her individual progress. Because she thinks of love as a restraint, she may even eventually consciously refuse any emotional approach to love interests. As an ascetic, she will try to deflect the love function from its natural target and use the energy and bliss it generates for other purposes, the process psychologists call sublimation. However, she is also likely to meet “the one” who inspires her to initiate a change in her behavior.
From the outside, Emily Dobson seems to be detached and aloof, but on the inside she is an extremely complex individual, full of contradictions. Because she sometimes feels vulnerable emotionally, she tries to control not only her own feelings and urges, but may also strive to manipulate those of her partners. She aspires to a profound and enduring spiritual unity, but at the same time, the idea of abandoning herself and yielding to the other terrifies her. This anguish may be a source of rather extreme behavior patterns and a somewhat self-focused attitude which could damage the relationship. Because she is guarded and somewhat secretive, she tends to be suspicious and is especially uneasy about spontaneous intimacy, although she is fascinated by sexuality. Within the privacy of the couple, she will not express her feelings unless she is subject to some tension. Life may be peppered with frequent crises and feuds, arguments and spats which usually act as erotic provocation. This derivation of eroticism from anxiety tends to be one of the fundamental characteristics of her emotional and sexual functioning. As a result, she is likely to be attracted by stormy and complicated relationships.
Mental and Intellect:
Emily Dobson is an intuitive thinker. She does not reason things out through a long, articulate, logical discourse; instead, she seizes the visions or insights that spontaneously flash into her consciousness. She thus has a form of immediate knowledge of various phenomena which is based neither on reasoning nor on any elaborate thought process or method. As a result, if Emily Dobson is an extrovert, she will possess an inventive, innovative spirit gifted for improvisation. If Emily Dobson is an introvert, her mind will be an abundant source of personal inner truths.
Emily expresses her thoughts and ideas in direct, spontaneous outbursts. She is fairly extroverted and eager to discover and understand the outer world. An idealist, she looks forward to a bright future but is sometimes subjective and reckless.
In relations with other people, Emily Dobson’s behavior is usually kind and benevolent. She exerts a certain charm, knows how to speak persuasively and convincingly, and is adept at smoothing the asperities of what she has to say when it is necessary. This aspect of her personality is a great advantage to her socially; however, in situations where she must either compete or deal with direct conflict and hostility, she may be somewhat at a loss for how to behave.
Emily Dobson has an undeniable gift for oratory which could be applied to a communications-related occupation or to artistic expression (as a stage or screen actor). Writing and dance, two other arts which associate expression and movement, might also be fields in which she would excel.
In the formative years of childhood and adolescence, Emily Dobson may have undergone a conflicting situation which prevented her from developing her intellectual and imaginative faculties in a harmonious way. It may be somewhat difficult for her to integrate new ideas and concepts or to give her thought structure and coherence.
She has a distaste for study, which might require a great deal of effort for her. She could harbor feelings of insecurity that are so acute that they may undermine her will and therefore her ability to compete. However, if she overcame these emotions, she would see that she has plenty of marketable skills and that many satisfactory solutions to her feelings of ineptitude and inadequacy are within her reach.
Because this psychological complex may be related to childhood or adolescent opposition to parental or academic authority, she may not readily accept people who represent law enforcement agencies or power as an adult. She may display some hostility or vindictiveness toward them as a matter of principle. She should sometimes be careful of what she says.