approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Alexandra's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Alexandra David-Néel comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Alexandra David-Néel - 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 Alexandra David-Néel" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Alexandra a little better. This page describes the disguise David-Néel wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if she strongly disagrees with someone, Alexandra David-Néel will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. She often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Alexandra has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Alexandra David-Néel very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, David-Néel is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Alexandra David-Néel will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes David-Néel's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
Her need to create harmony extends to her physical environment and personal appearance as well. Alexandra David-Néel appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. She does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From her home furnishings to her choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
She also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that David-Néel is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Alexandra possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to her and finding the right person to share her life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Alexandra David-Néel - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Alexandra David-Néel does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on her partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being herself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Alexandra.
Others see Alexandra David-Néel as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face David-Néel shows to the world. She possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. Her motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Alexandra David-Néel usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
She may seem to others to be very gentle, malleable, and easily taken in. As a result, people can take advantage of Alexandra David-Néel, especially through her pity or sympathy. If Alexandra seems to be continually disappointed by or deceived by others, she should try to see how her own naiveté may be contributing to these situations.
Alexandra David-Néel seems quirky, unusual, offbeat and "different". Sometimes it seems that she is trying to provoke people and upset the status quo just by being herself. David-Néel tends to be restless, excitable, and somewhat ungrounded or nervous as well.
Alexandra David-Néel appears sympathetic and approachable. Because she uses her feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that David-Néel understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Alexandra David-Néel really wants people to know how she feels, and their care and support are very important to her.
She is assertive and bold. Alexandra David-Néel is willing to be the first person to speak up and make her position known, and to strike out on her own if necessary. Alexandra generally gets along better with men than with women because her approach is quite direct and sometimes tactless and insensitive as well. She can be a bit too forceful. However, Alexandra David-Néel's boldness is her calling card, and most people feels that she can at least be trusted to be honest with them.
Alexandra David-Néel tends to be somewhat inhibited and does not want to attract attention to her. She is likely to think that other people are more important than she is and prefers to live in seclusion.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Opposition Asc.
Uranus Square Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.
Mars Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/N. Node