Consciousness and The Ideal of Self:
Willow is patient. Willow is fond of routine, ritual, and any other events or ceremonies which mark the passage of time and the seasons. Willow tries to be as pragmatic as possible and unconsciously senses that Willow’s relationship with material things will be the best foundation for Willow’s self-development and individuation. As a result, Willow is attached to Willow’s possessions and will make every effort to cling to them.
Willow Smith 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.
Willow Smith does not always feel in tune with society’s rules and conventions. The mask of sociability most well-adapted people wear is difficult for Willow to assume, and it is hard for Willow to act out the roles expected of Willow as a normal member of the community. The usual social values and rewards, like money, respect, and prestige, only mildly interest Willow. Willow’s refusal or inability to play the social game may make it hard for Willow to find a job, which may have negative consequences on Willow’s financial and legal status. Reluctant and unwilling to adapt to the demands of social life, Willow sometimes unwittingly makes mistakes when a new project is in the planning stages. For example, Willow may leave gaps in a job application, botch up an interview with a prospective employer, or make a big mistake when bidding for a contract. But Willow’s financial difficulties may clear up when Willow’s emotional ones do.
Willow Smith is an ardent free thinker and individualist who is convinced that her most precious basic values are freedom and independence. She has thrown off what she perceives as the burden of the convention and customs of her social class and adopted an innovative lifestyle. Her passionate convictions, bordering on proselytism, sometimes trouble her relationships, as she may be an uncompromising partner. She would do well to learn to recognize her own limitations and accept the responsibilities she has to other people, or she is liable to find herself continually embroiled in conflicting relationships.
The roots of her somewhat extreme behavior probably lie in her relationship with her father or her teachers in childhood and adolescence. For one reason or another, she may have rejected the paternal image or refused to identify with her father, in the same way as she now refuses to adopt any values related to convention, tradition, or widespread usage. In every important life decision she makes as an adult, she is forced to rely on herself to elaborate the appropriate behavior, and the limits she must impose on her desires in relation to reality and the law.
Willow Smith 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. This tide of emotion is a source of inspiration and intuition, but 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 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.
Adaptation and Sensitivity:
Usually cool and distant in demeanor, Willow Smith 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, Willow is capable of plunging all her energy into her work. Willow seeks social recognition through her career achievements.
Willow Smith has a lively and curious intelligence, the very opposite of empty rhetoric and studiousness. Willow is agile and adaptable and can not only analyze difficult situations objectively but also demonstrate a profound comprehension when faced with a psychological problem.
Willow 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 goes 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.
Love and Sensuality:
Aware that Willow Smith was taught to experience love in a certain way by her family, social class, or religion, Willow is determined to experiment with a new style. Willow’s idealistic aspirations may be a form of escapism. They encourage Willow to cast off conventional romantic practices and customs and embark on new adventures.
Willow Smith’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.
Somewhat aloof and inhibited when it comes to emotion, Willow Smith might be more comfortable at work than in love. Willow’s desire to progress and taste for power give Willow wings. Willow will do well to admit that Willow’s emotions cannot be repressed indefinitely and that no matter how well Willow succeeds professionally, Willow cannot be truly happy unless Willow fosters an intimate bond.
Willow Smith’s love life is dominated by uncertainty. After some hesitation, she may get married, and then quickly regret her action, feeling unhappy in the relationship and misunderstood by her partner. Maturity should help her to distinguish between the conflicting desires responsible for this sense of unease. A shared sense of responsibility and a busy social life should also strengthen her marriage.
Willow Smith has an ardent and amorous character, and her relationships with the other sex 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 her partners. 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. Love is often a matter of luck with her. Even when a relationship falls apart, she does not see the experience as a failure or a tragedy; instead, she seems to learn valuable lessons from her mistakes. Psychologically, her emotion contributes positively and efficiently to her evolution. From another standpoint, her acute sensitivity predisposes her to original and subtle tastes; she is so receptive to beauty and attached to the concepts of truth and balance that they may all combine to yield remarkable creative potential.
Willow Smith 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:
Willow Smith is curious, skeptical, and pragmatic. She always tries to detect the hidden mechanisms and processes behind the phenomena she observes. As a result, she has developed an ability to detect the truth behind appearances and the cause behind the effect. Although this way of thinking is based on a certain logic, and there is evidence of structure and cohesion in her deductive approach, it is not always purely intellectual. Indeed, its sources lie in a certain empiricism, in facts which have been experienced, so it is open to improvement. For this reason, its fields of application are highly diverse, although research in the hard sciences, psychology, and metaphysics seem to be the best career choices.
Willow Smith 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.
Willow Smith’s intellectual faculties and wit are sometimes slowed down because they are turned inward. Because Willow Smith tends to be oriented toward Willow Smith, Willow Smith rarely try to communicate with others for the simple pleasure of doing so. Indeed, Willow Smith sometimes feel misunderstood. Moreover, it seems difficult to Willow Smith to express the complexity of Willow Smith’s inner perceptions.