approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Alanis' basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Alanis Morissette comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Alanis Morissette - 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 Alanis Morissette" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Alanis a little better. This page describes the disguise Morissette wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Alanis Morissette likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. She is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. She is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Morissette must have something of her own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that she can develop and manage according to her own will and vision. Whatever Alanis does, she does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. She likes to put her own personal stamp on it.
Alanis Morissette also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats her in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Morissette will rarely confront the offender - she is too proud to do so - but she will lose her affection and respect for them. Alanis dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Morissette admires others who are strong individuals like herself. When Alanis Morissette befriends someone, Morissette is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. She is very giving and generous, but her gifts are never anonymous - Alanis expects recognition and appreciation for them. She also expects the intense loyalty that she offers to her dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Alanis Morissette often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as herself, for she does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If she is not in the leading role, she aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Alanis Morissette has great heart and courage, and people often look to her for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Alanis always puts her best face forward and rarely allows others to see her hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Alanis Morissette also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although she does not like others to realize just how important it is to her.
Her outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. Her own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Alanis more than anything else. Alanis Morissette feels that if she does her best where she is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Alanis Morissette appears to be sweet to other people, and she knows how to use charm, persuasion, and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get her point across. Being overly concerned with appearances and surface beauty is possible; and if so, Alanis Morissette may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about Alanis Morissette which draws people in need to her. Because she has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Alanis is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Alanis Morissette needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Alanis has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes elements in life. She may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Alanis' manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
Alanis Morissette has a strong desire to make an extra-ordinary or unusual impression on her environment. Alanis has the ability to fascinate and sweep along others, but she can also be quite inconsiderate and ruthless.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Pluto