Abigail Van Buren
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Abigail's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Abigail Van Buren comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Abigail Van Buren - her real motivation, which describes the kind of person she is at heart and where her true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Abigail Van Buren" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Abigail a little better. This page describes the disguise Van Buren wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, she is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. She is quite humble in her own assessment of herself; she seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well she does something, Abigail Van Buren always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Van Buren will simply refuse to attempt something because she feels she cannot meet her own high standards.
Abigail Van Buren has an eye for detail and she gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. She is hard to please and her relationships with others may suffer because of this. Abigail Van Buren also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in her choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Van Buren's environment is very important to Van Buren.
Van Buren steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, she is unlikely to dive into it. Abigail Van Buren tends to underestimate her own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits her spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of hers. On the other hand, Abigail rarely falls flat on her face and what she does, she does very well.
Others see Abigail Van Buren as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Van Buren has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to her. Her clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though she is really quite helpful and caring, she does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Abigail may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than she really is at heart. She is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
She is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but she is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamorous position in life.
Abigail Van Buren comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable, and communicative. She is quite curious and interested in the people and events around her, and cannot resist commenting about them.
Van Buren also needs to be busy and active, and she moves quickly. Abigail Van Buren also appears to be restless. Keeping her mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Abigail Van Buren tends to lead a very harmonious life and live in peaceful surroundings. Her emotions seem to play a big part in her relationships with others and Van Buren bases her relationships on inner understanding between people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition MC/N. Node