approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Alexandrine's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Alexandrine Zola comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Alexandrine Zola - 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 Alexandrine Zola" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Alexandrine a little better. This page describes the disguise Zola wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Alexandrine Zola appears gentle and soft, and she acts rather reserved with others until she knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Alexandrine has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: her heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for her. Zola tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Zola.
Zola approaches life emotionally and subjectively and she is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around her. Instinctive and non-rational, Alexandrine Zola is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for her actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
Her emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Alexandrine's thoughts and opinions. She views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach herself from her own personal bias and prejudices. She is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects her and those dear and close to her, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, she may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Alexandrine and her near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for her and her near and dear ones, it is no good.
She is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those she cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Alexandrine Zola empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, she is easily moved by others' pain, and Alexandrine Zola is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
Her moods fluctuate and change frequently and she is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Alexandrine Zola communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Alexandrine never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to her.
Despite the fact that her core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Alexandrine Zola has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in her environment. She may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Alexandrine Zola often does not get the full recognition she yearns for.
She is intellectually alive, curious and willing to learn. Alexandrine Zola is intellectually competitive, fond of debating with others and may have some stormy proceedings. Alexandrine presents her position skillfully, defends it ably and finds satisfaction in doing so.
Alexandrine Zola has a strong desire to constantly be in the limelight and she considers second place as a failure. Zola is very self-confident, has the ability to mold her surrounding to her own needs and is likely to furnish her home according to her taste.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Mars
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/Uranus