Consciousness and The Ideal of Self:
Olivia is searching for stability; she wants to find a firm, unchanging structure for her life. But her efforts to achieve this ideal are often vain, because unconsciously, she is also inhabited by the opposite desire. Every time she reaches what she believes to be a good balance, she realizes she wants something entirely different. She would do well to become aware that the concepts of stability and balance are difficult to apply to life. By definition, life is movement, change, and perpetual instability.
At the moment of Olivia Ponton’s birth, the two celestial “lights” (the sun and the moon) were symmetrically aligned. This is a portent of harmony between the masculine and feminine archetypes which is extremely beneficial. It is the source of balance and understanding between the two main psychological realms which may be said to compose the personality. Olivia thus enjoys a positive complementarity and understanding between the conscious and unconscious aspects of her psyche, between her determination and her routines, between her drive for self-assertion and her receptivity, her ideal and her sensitivity.
Olivia’s parents almost certainly reflected a positive image of the marriage relationship to her, and it is likely that they encouraged her to develop her own individuality. As a result, she was and is able to be comfortable with herself as she is instead of striving to attain her parents’ ideal. This has definitely contributed to the maintenance of a good relationship with them and the rest of the family.
In Olivia’s emotional relationships with her peers, one of the effects of the masculine/feminine harmony is that the images her ego projects on the other are especially constructive. The bonds of the relationship are not felt to be constraints, the energy which flows between the two people is a source of mutual happiness, not regret. No major personal conflicts are projected onto the “other” – that is, the significant other.
Olivia Ponton is sober and reserved and may even strike people as rigid and austere at times. Perhaps Olivia was raised in an atmosphere of rigor and sobriety as a child, and, as a result, became an adult a little too fast. In any case, Olivia quickly acquired a spirit of self-sufficiency and a strong sense of her personal dignity and worth. At work, Olivia is skillful, meticulous, conscientious, and efficient, but her lack of self confidence and personal assurance hinder her decision-making skills. Although Olivia would deserve a prominent executive position, she might refuse any that are offered due to her fear of being in the limelight. Olivia is aware that early success is often short-lived and fragile and that time rewards those who are patient, which, in her case, is true. The psychological mechanisms described above are probably the result of a paternal complex. In childhood, Olivia’s identity may have been too strongly attached to that of her father or a father figure, for one of the following reasons:
– the bond with her father was too close,
– her father was absent and/or idealized,
– her father was too strict, etc.
In any case, this psychological particularity can act either as a handicap or as an opportunity for the individual to overcome herself. It will result in two groups of opposite but complementary reactions which will rule Olivia’s behavior all her life:
– hypersensitivity or insensitivity
– intense life wish or discomfort with life
– obsession or renunciation
– skepticism or fanaticism
– asceticism or lust
– jealousy or indifference
– effort or laziness
The so-called “Saturnian” phases (at age 7, 14, 21, 28 or 29, and 35 years) will be transitional periods that give Olivia an opportunity to resolve this complex in real life.
Olivia Ponton has a profound and fertile inner life and a prolific imagination, but her energy resources are not always sufficient to follow through on and accomplish her multitude of dreams. She tends to live in osmosis with her environment, and effort and action take a heavy toll on her. Usually, she understands phenomena and events intuitively, without really making any effort; so she is not in the habit of disciplining or shaping her thought processes. Like her thoughts, her personality is rather amorphous and disorganized. As a result of this lack of structure, she may have some trouble asserting her individuality and making some personal contribution to society through her career. Her tendency to shut out reality and dream impossible dreams, like her refusal of responsibility and duty, may be a source of some difficulty for her.
Adaptation and Sensitivity:
Freedom and independence are primary values for Olivia Ponton. She expends a great deal of energy to ensure that her private life expresses them. To avoid being tied down, she tends to be skittish when it comes to any profound involvement in a relationship. As a consequence, she might intellectualize her emotions and feelings and feel as though she can live more easily on friendship than on love. Extremely socially-minded but idealistic, she almost certainly feels an affinity with the ideals of some social reform movement. Her imagination looks to the future.
Olivia has a lively and curious intelligence, the very opposite of empty rhetoric and studiousness. Olivia is agile and adaptable and can not only analyze difficult situations objectively but also demonstrate a profound comprehension when faced with a psychological problem.
Olivia has a sensitive personality. She may jump to conclusions, which could disrupt relationships, as well as career plans. She is subject to cyclical energy flows and go from periods of feverish activity to periods of withdrawal and introspection. The aggressive element in her behavior may be explained by emotional problems she may have experienced in infancy: her mother, or a mother figure, may have had an energetic and volatile personality.
Olivia Ponton is extremely sensitive and has an irrepressible imagination, which sometimes causes her to have trouble distinguishing dreams from reality. Although her bubbling imagination provides an abundant source of inspiration for creative or spiritual evolution, it tends to be less helpful and positive in matters that concern her self-assertion as responsible and self-sufficient. Although her psychic faculties drive her to fulfill herself through artistic activities like painting, drawing, music, or poetry, it may be difficult for her to market her talents in terms of a career. In a relationship, she is extremely romantic and does not always see others the way they really are. Because of her tendency to idealize people, she may be disappointed when their true natures are eventually betrayed.
Love and Sensuality:
Olivia Ponton has a romantic nature and is seeking a soulmate. The world of Olivia Ponton’s emotions is warm and inviting, the expression of true kindness. Tenderness, grace, and mildness rule Olivia Ponton’s sensitivity, which is aroused by contact with nature and thrills to the idea of a secure, stable home.
Olivia Ponton’s birth chart indicates an emotional function which is usually expressed carefully and reasonably. Distrustful of her emotional urges and somewhat wary of her feelings, she tries to rid herself of all partiality and try to get some perspective and distance before making an emotional commitment.
Olivia Ponton is bubbly, breezy, and attractive, but frivolous. She will not settle down readily. Although to protect herself from her own unconscious she needs the support and structure a stable, solid mate would provide, she is likely to prefer someone just as unstructured as she is – perhaps a younger person… Unless her need to live an original lifestyle drives her to meet an extraordinary individual with whom she develop a relationship characterized more by friendship than love. Together, they may develop a fulfilling and exciting intellectual life.
Olivia Ponton is an innocent romantic who sometimes tends to live her life on the level of dreams rather than reality. She is fairly flexible in relation to feelings and emotions, and her character may change according to the tide of influences she receives. She may become dependent on the person she loves. Nurturing family could be one of her chief purposes in life.
Olivia Ponton 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.
Olivia Ponton has a romantic imagination, soaring with idealism, dreams, and poetry. She is emotive and hypersensitive, making her especially vulnerable emotionally, since she is sometimes overwhelmed by her feelings and affects. Although she seeks an ideal soulmate, a partner with whom she could maintain blissful, smooth relations, she is sometimes met with disillusionment. Because her rather excessive sensitivity and her need to merge with the other are deep and powerful enough, they can submerge her judgment and discernment, so she sometimes forms extremely intense bonds too quickly with individuals who are not appropriate partners in many ways. When she meets someone, she falls under the enchantment of her dream of ideal love and cannot keep herself from delighting in a reverie of future romance, placing the other on a pedestal. Early on in the relationship, she yields to another of her characteristic urges and loses herself in the individual who is so dear to her, melding with them, only to awaken one morning and find herself as if in the arms of a stranger, greatly astounded and disappointed. Actually, her psyche is constructed in such a way as to make her sensitivity a function of the environment, in many cases; it follows the flow of momentary emotions and impressions. Before she takes on any major commitments, she should make a conscious effort to evaluate the relationship realistically, and see whether the person really reciprocates her intense love, for she may merely be in love with the mirage of an ideal partner. Her tendency to believe in her illusions may mark her as an easy prey for people with bad intentions. It would be a good idea for her to find a different object for her affections, or a form of sublimation, because she tends to be so disappointed by her great emotional investments. The delicacy and subtlety of her imagination procure artistic refinement for her, and she loves the arts, music, and literature, which could all be good sources of emotional involvement and fulfillment. Because her sensitivity also makes it easy for her to empathize with the psychological or social difficulties her peers are struggling with, she might also find it rewarding to commit herself to social work.
Mental and Intellect:
Olivia has a lively wit which gives her great agility and scope and a broad field of consciousness which enlivens her curiosity and makes her love variety and change. Her mind is alert and her speech is full of verve, humor, and sometimes impudence. These abilities are great resources in communication, discussion, and debate. She is a storehouse of information and ideas of every kind and delights in manipulating words and concepts, discovering new things, and sharpening her memory for trivial facts. This mental agitation could sometimes make her scattered, however, or lacking in coherence and discipline.
Olivia Ponton expresses her thoughts and ideas carefully, but with a relative lack of spontaneity. She is rather introverted and looks inside herself for the solutions to the problems she encounters in life. Because she tends to mistrust customary thought patterns, her opinion is usually highly personal.
Olivia Ponton’s intellectual faculties and wit are sometimes slowed down because they are turned inward. Because Olivia Ponton tends to be oriented toward herself, Olivia Ponton rarely tries to communicate with others for the simple pleasure of doing so. Indeed, Olivia Ponton sometimes feels misunderstood. Moreover, it seems difficult to Olivia Ponton to express the complexity of her inner perceptions.