Consciousness and The Ideal of Self:
Lana Del Rey senses that she has instincts which may be dangerous, and she tries to restrain and control them. As a result, she may adopt a fairly ascetic lifestyle. Her attitude, which denies the vital importance of the most archaic and darkest forces within her, is not entirely innocuous. If she hopes for a more harmonious development, she will do well to realize that instincts can be tamed; they do not react positively to being trampled.
Lana Del Rey 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 feels 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.
Lana Del Rey may be subject to mood swings, going from phases of frenzy combined with a feeling of omnipotence and exaltation to phases of apathy and inertia. During her “highs,” her behavior is vigorous and dynamic, but it is also likely to be somewhat excessive. These periods tend to be interspersed with “lows,” phases of sluggishness and inhibition, which compensate for her immense need to assert herself as an individual. How can she find a way out of this vicious cycle which uses up so much of her energy? She would have to understand that the source of her attitudes and behavior is an unconscious desire for power. We suggest that she meditate upon power, skills, mastery, challenge, desire, and need, her brothers (or brother substitutes, such as friends, cousins, or classmates) – who are key figures – and her adversaries. This should enlighten her. Of course, once she has a clear awareness of her career ambitions and profound desires, she is sure to have plenty of energy to accomplish them.
Lana Del Rey is extremely sensitive and receptive and tends to live in osmosis with her surroundings. Her individuality almost seems to be diluted in a flood of sensations and impressions which are continually washing over her, and she sometimes finds it difficult to communicate her feelings to other people or engage in any structured, analytical thought. This may stem from a misunderstanding with her teachers when she was a child. Unable to understand their disciplinary measures or authority, she may have withdrawn into herself in self-defense. It was then that she constructed her rich inner life, the part of her they could not invade, and cut many of her ties to the outside.
Because she enjoyed indulging in her inner life, it may have been difficult for her to acquire an objective vision of reality. As a result, even today, she tends to create imaginary problems for herself, regardless of the objective facts outside. Although her imagination is a source of inspiration and intuition, her fluid inner structure and organization sometimes make it difficult for her to grasp the essence of her dreams and share them with other people. She is not at all combative, and this tends to hinder her efforts to fit into society and assert herself productively.
She is likely to prefer fantasy to reality, but her refusal to abandon her unattainable dreams is a psychological trap she has fallen into without realizing it. She must understand that by running away from her obligations and commitments, she only increases the feelings of guilt and incompetence which made reality so distasteful in the first place. Once she frees herself from this pernicious process, she has a great deal of potential for fulfilling herself in the outer world, either by devoting herself to some sort of social work or by cultivating her considerable artistic talents.
Lana Del Rey generally tends to be motivated by activities which apply to social needs. Lana Del Rey tends to give the best of herself in difficult situations which require crucial choices. Lana Del Rey’s ability to concentrate and Lana Del Rey’s gift for solving problems by deductive reasoning are Lana Del Rey’s chief resources in crisis situations or at turning points in Lana Del Rey’s life.
Adaptation and Sensitivity:
An eloquent speaker and compulsive charmer, Lana Del Rey has a powerful personal magnetism which may sometimes make her seem arrogant or smug. She cares a great deal about her reputation and will try hard to be admired and appreciated by the people around her. Fond of social events and parties, Lana likes to be the host, to entertain and charm a captive audience of guests. Indeed, she has special dramatic and artistic talents of the caliber necessary for success in film, theater, fashion, or art in general. She enjoys displaying her generosity, but she also displays a short temper at times; she is easily offended. Her partner will have to be a brilliant person, strong and sure of themselves, devoted to her and capable of enhancing her reputation.
Lana Del Rey maintains strong ties with her past, and it often seems difficult for her to open her heart to new people. Her love affairs might exist on the surface level, because her lust and sensual desire rarely turn into a need to understand, protect, and care for the other. Moreover, it is difficult for her to meet partners who combine the ideals of the tender parent and the great lover.
Lana Del Rey is an expansive, affable, and communicative associate. Indeed, some people find her generous almost to a fault! She gives of herself and her resources unstintingly. Paradoxically, there are times when she is self-focused. She reacts instinctively, without taking the trouble to analyze a given situation, and are prone to misjudge. As a result, her everyday life may be riddled with a whole variety of practical problems. Indeed, she senses a conflict between her social life and her family and will sometimes find it hard to fulfill herself in both spheres at the same time. Her attitude toward her private life may inhibit her ambitions for social or career expansion; at worst, society (the law) may impinge on her private life. She should be careful not to project her personal problems onto her partner. If, instead, the two of you analyzed the problem, you might be able to find opportunities to resolve it together.
Because Lana Del Rey discovered her individuality early in life, she quickly developed an original and independent identity. Her first taste of liberty may have led her to challenge the education and values she received from family and class tradition, and she was able to forge a strong, original personality and philosophy. Her relationships are usually free of conflict, because she is able to reconcile her need for independence with her desire for affection. However, her partners should be open and lively people, able to keep pace with her in her rapid evolution. She has an inspired and extremely lively wit and a brisk interest in the future, technological progress, and new lifestyles. She would be especially successful in communications-related careers like journalism, film, TV, radio, and advertising. Although she is an individualist, she has a powerful desire to contribute to the evolution of society and better its development.
Love and Sensuality:
Lana has a sensual and affectionate nature which is sensitive to physical attraction. This type of sensitivity, combined with Lana’s productive urges, may be expressed in an artistic form. As for Lana’s feelings, they are usually slow to take root. But once Lana is conquered by love, Lana forms a deep and lasting bond. Although Lana is loyal, Lana may also display a tendency to be somewhat possessive.
Lana Del Rey’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.
Prideful and dazzling, Lana is never inconspicuous. In fact, she enjoys acting out a role and loathes mediocrity. She hopes for a solid, comfortable, and lavish married life. She will help and encourage her partner and – if she chooses to have them – children to accomplish their ambitions but won’t forgive a single weakness.
Because Lana Del Rey is so readily aroused by beauty and perfection, she is always seeking sensual thrills. She could easily thrive on a life of total pleasure, neglecting more serious work. But her marriage will introduce some stability; her spouse will bring warmth and (perhaps) some material assets into her home. Her children, if she chooses to have them, will quickly become extremely important to her; they may have a tendency to be able to make her do whatever they please.
Lana Del Rey may be characterized by strong sensual and affectionate urges which drive her to seek pleasure. Her need for romantic fulfillment may compel her to marry, because she also seeks the legal and social legitimacy the institution of marriage confers on an emotional bond. Indeed, the household is liable to be prosperous and even opulent, as if this offered further evidence that she had indeed achieved success. However, privately, she might be less committed to certain obligations and duties. At worst, she might deny the commitments that her optimism and expansiveness made her rush into too soon. If this were to be the case, the outward image of the couple’s success (wealth and comfort, etc.) would only be a façade which compensated for its emotional impoverishment and failure. Sooner or later, this hypocrisy might provoke a full-blown conflict. A second possibility is that a psychic incompatibility may gradually take root, pitting her romantic nature against the prerogatives of her career.
Lana Del Rey 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.
Mental and Intellect:
Lana Del Rey’s intellect, which is simultaneously subjective and sensitive, acute and intuitive, always practical and deeply rooted in human experience, predisposes her to a people-oriented activity. With her memory and imagination combined with her shrewdness, she would be a gifted project manager, businesswoman, or scholar of history or literature.
She tries to shun subjectivity and be as objective as possible. Her thoughts are usually structured, and her reasoning, based on objective facts or experience, usually relates to practical goals.
In relations with other people, Lana Del Rey’s behavior is usually kind and benevolent. Lana Del Rey exerts a certain charm, knows how to speak persuasively and convincingly, and is adept at smoothing the asperities of what Lana Del Rey has to say when it is necessary. This aspect of Lana Del Rey’s personality is a great advantage to Lana Del Rey socially; however, in situations where Lana Del Rey must either compete or deal with direct conflict and hostility, Lana Del Rey may be somewhat at a loss for how to behave.
Lana Del Rey 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 Lana Del Rey would excel.
Lana Del Rey sometimes makes mistakes in judgment, and her understanding of things is not always in tune with social realities or prevailing opinion. Her judgments tend to be hasty; her decisions are reckless. Moreover, she tends to overestimate her abilities and usually aims higher than might be realistic. Once an enterprise or project is underway, she may try to avoid obstacles by dodging certain duties.
Because her vision of the world differs somewhat from social realities, she should be extremely careful and scrupulous in regard to legal matters, in order to avoid any complications of that type. She is sometimes slightly dishonest in her relations; she may break promises or attempt to duck responsibility.
However, she should realize that such conduct toward other people is also a form of unconscious self-loathing. If she continues to behave in such a way, she is exposing herself to the same lack of sincerity from her partners.
Lana Del Rey has a structured mind and penetrating intelligence, but her thought processes tend to be somewhat plodding. This slow pace may be the consequence of some failure or humiliation during her formative years. She is fairly inhibited and pessimistic and tends to doubt in herself and her intellectual skills despite her undeniable gifts as a thinker. She should become aware that her thought patterns and habits are the sign that she is on the brink of a really big breakthrough which will give her an understanding of the complexity of things and phenomena; however, it will take time and effort.
Her mind is deep and accurate and is attracted by the essence of things and their fundamental structure. As a result, she is particularly suited to the study of mathematics, architecture, engineering, or perhaps even politics. Her contribution to society will probably be most lasting and effective in the field of knowledge and expertise. Whatever career she chooses, she should learn to work alone, because she tends to be uncomfortable in some surroundings.
She will also have to learn to conquer her impatience, because she tends to waste time agonizing over deadlines and schedules. Moreover, a lack of self-confidence could cause her to be fairly conventional and respectful of time-honored ways. Instead, she should find the courage to question her convictions.