Portia de Rossi observes consciousness and the ideal of self. She writes: “The ideal of self is a fiction. But it is a powerful fiction, one that has shaped the way we view ourselves and the world.”
Portia de Rossi has a difficult time finding 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.
Portia de Rossi 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.
Portia de Rossi has a fairly strong-willed character, and she is mindful of going about her purposes with maximum efficiency. When she relates to other people, she sometimes has trouble expressing her emotions, but she does have a lively sensitivity and is capable of lasting passion. As she grows older, she is quite likely to come into her own and acquire great intellectual and spiritual wisdom. Her honesty, integrity, and sense of duty will win her recognition and appreciation. Passing time will be a very important factor in her destiny, and her greatest accomplishments will guarantee her stability and prosperity. Although she is not especially enterprising, she will move into a high career position as soon as she feels sure of her abilities.
Portia de Rossi generally tends to be motivated by activities which apply to social needs. She tends to give the best of herself in difficult situations which require crucial choices. Her ability to concentrate and her gift for solving problems by deductive reasoning are her chief resources in crisis situations or at turning points in her life.
Portia de Rossi has a good balance between her need for movement and her tendency to be sedentary. She is just as likely to adapt to situations which require outbursts of initiative as to those which demand patience and perseverance.
Portia de Rossi usually cool and distant in demeanor, represses her feelings and sensitivity and avoids the sort of situation where she might be forced to express them. This inhibition is related to a feeling of not having been loved enough. In many cases, to the detriment of her love life, she is capable of plunging all her energy into her work. She seeks social recognition through her career achievements.
Portia de Rossi has a sensitivity and emotions that are sometimes in conflict with her instincts. This inner discord makes her a fairly complicated relationship partner, and her behavior sometimes strikes others as mysterious or baffling. She is liable to switch from one attitude to the opposite. Sexuality is an important part of her life, and her relationships are most often motivated by her desires. Nevertheless, due to her unconscious inner battle, she does not often succeed in reconciling and fulfilling her emotional and sexual needs. Due to the strength of her instincts, passion may overwhelm her and drag her into situations she cannot always control, which intermingle erotic ecstasy and anguish, guilt, and aggressiveness.
Portia de Rossi has a love and sensuality that is both profound and timeless. Her ability to stir the emotions in others is unrivaled.
Portia de Rossi sometimes fears to love – the world of her feelings is characterized by a certain chill and restraint. But she is not unfeeling; on the contrary, her sensitivity is so delicate that she is careful to protect it. Her determination to maintain control of her feelings and force her emotions to obey the laws of reason may stand in the way of intimacy and joy.
Portia de Rossi'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.
Portia de Rossi has a fairly independent spirit, which can get in the way of finding emotional fulfillment. Her youthful idealism subsided into disillusionment which has taught her to shield her sensitivity by being critical or ironic. Because her fear being overwhelmed by her feelings and do not readily yield to love, she prefers friendship. Her ideal partner would be original, tender, and reassuring, apt to instill cheerfulness in her relationship, and bright enough to stimulate her intellectually. Were she to marry too young or too soon, she might find herself trapped in a stultifying situation.
Portia de Rossi is sensible and level-headed on the outside, but she is a true romantic at heart. She dreams of a devoted admirer who will carry her off, far from home and who, most of all, will cure her latent emotional depression. But real life is more mundane and she may end up with a partner who won’t share the burden of practical constraints and responsibilities and chases after adventure. Maturity will help her to make a second relationship a happier one.
Portia de Rossi 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.
Portia de Rossi 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.
Portia de Rossi has a strong mental and intellect.
Portia de Rossi is a flexible individual. Her intellectual faculties draw on sudden flashes of pure intuition as well as logical, rational thought. She has progressive, inventive, and sometimes utopian ideas; they usually relate to human or social problems. She always strives to be in the vanguard, creating a better world for the future.
Portia de Rossi 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.