Laila Swann has a complex personality. She is astir with contradictory impulses and desires, some of them imperious. Although her rational mind is highly developed and seems to be the source of motivation for her behavior, the most significant realm of her psychology is her subconscious. Therein, a conflict between understanding and feeling is raging, between the psychological functions of thought and sensation (C.G. Jung’s terms). Until this conflict subsides, she might feel a sensation of emptiness. She is troubled by and unable to explain this feeling, which leads her to adopt an attitude of doubt and skepticism. This conflict, and its various ramifications, are the main obstacle to her individuation. Her task consists of becoming the master of the energies of her subconscious, and developing her consciousness in terms of the hidden and invisible. Her evolution will occur through a series of metamorphoses and rebirths. However, at certain points in her life, despite her caution and clear thinking, she finds herself in situations she neither desired nor planned, as a result of explosions and eruptions of the elements fermenting in her psyche. She always survives the worst physical, emotional, or intellectual tests, however, fairly unscathed, because of her ability to be reborn and start afresh.
As a partner, she might struggle to make compromises. She may appear frosty and distant at times, and she has a taste for challenging, provocative remarks. With herself, as well as with others, she is sometimes excessive and complicated. In a discussion, she will express strong, honest opinions. In crisis situations, she wishes for her efforts to be noticed. She is obsessed with the problem of death. She tends to believe it holds the secret of life – that death can be overcome.
Sometimes her anxiety about death is expressed as a search for answers – how can one learn to live with death, how can one detach oneself from the past and its flesh-curdlingly morbid realities… Decay, immobility, ultimate delivery – these images, which are all symbolically associated with death, sometimes haunt her.
Intellectually, she has powerfully developed intellectual faculties which yield the maximum effectiveness for her behavior. Deductive, analytical, prospective, she is at once a researcher, a detective, and a scientist. She is fairly introverted, and her discrimination tends to direct her toward the spheres of inner life. She is astute at drawing rational parallels between phenomena of different origins. Her love life will be subject to desire and passion. But since she is more aroused by ideas and fantasies, she may experience lulls in intensity. When she yields to her penchant for emotional upheaval and her desire for coercion and pleasure, she may find herself sailing into the teeth of a hurricane-force gale.
Laila Swann wants to wield power and enjoy social prestige. Laila Swann feels quite at home in the modern world others find frightening.
Laila Swann’s psychological, metaphysical, or occult interests are signs of her need to transform or change herself, which might arouse some apprehension in her.
At the time of Laila Swann’s birth, her rising sign was located in Cancer (the Crab), while the sun was passing through the sign of Scorpio (the Scorpion). Both signs are ruled by the same element, which indicates that her personality is likely to be cohesive. 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:
Sensitivity – Pugnacity – Imagination – Charisma – Eccentricity – Dignity – Savings and thrift – Shrewdness – Concentration – Obstinacy – Positivism – Premonition – Common sense.
A combination of toughness and sensitivity, straightforward yet secretive, her inner life is intense and sometimes stormy. However, her inner dichotomy reassures her in her determination to succeed and strengthens her courage in overcoming the difficulties she may encounter.
Her development will benefit greatly from her ability to build a secure foundation, a shelter where her sensitivity and emotions can be allowed free expression. Otherwise, her anxious side could win out.
Naturally endowed with psychic gifts, she has premonitions which have sharpened her sensitivity to the irrational world. She may be attracted to mysticism and the occult arts. If she works hard to control her imaginative, unconscious side, she should be capable of great progress in most anything she sets her mind to.
Born seven to ten days after the rising of the new moon, Laila Swann is said to be a “first quarter” lunar type. This “soli-lunar” configuration means that her character is strong-willed and sometimes proud, always determined to buck convention and innovate. Monotony is unbearable to her, and she chafes under the yoke of routine. As a result, she often runs into trouble with authority figures.
When overwhelmed by her conscience, she raves about how destructive it is to long for the past, how ridiculous it is to be old-fashioned, and how obsolete the old values are.
Generally speaking, her monthly energy flow crests about seven to ten-and-a-half days after the full moon. She would be wise to schedule intensive work phases at that time, as well as ambitious and demanding projects. At that time, her initiatives will be most successful, especially if she is trying to create something new, original, and cutting-edge!