approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Alicia's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Alicia Keys comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Alicia Keys - 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 Alicia Keys" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Alicia a little better. This page describes the disguise Keys wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Alicia Keys has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and her two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though she may, on occasion, have her head in the clouds). Others often see Keys as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. She is, in fact, amazingly consistent for she possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to her regular routine. Alicia does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though she has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Alicia Keys is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. She follows her own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before she feels sure about it. Keys can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. She will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something she does not want to do.
When Keys has a purpose, she is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. Her obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make her flare up or respond to their anger. Alicia Keys appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind her easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Alicia often wins simply due to her relentless persistence and her ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for her reluctance to make changes is her very strong need for security. Alicia is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and she also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of her own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Keys' hankering for permanence is that she easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Alicia Keys has a keen appreciation of the natural world and she derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. She is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and she knows how to enjoy herself. Keys is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. She is also a great lover of beauty and her tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
Keys may seem unpredictable and unreliable in the way she behaves towards others - or her personal relationships may seem constantly in flux, so that Alicia Keys is always a bit off center.
Alicia Keys also come across as an independent sort, someone who does not wish to be controlled or dictated to.
She may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if she cannot sit still. Alicia Keys seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Alicia tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
There is a receptive, elusive quality to Alicia's personality. Keys can be difficult to pin down, difficult to know, something of a mystery. At times Alicia Keys may feel frustrated because she feels that she is not being perceived very clearly, that she does not make a powerful impression, that she is easily overlooked or discounted. If she does not wish to be "invisible", Keys must make some effort to define and clarify - both for herself and for the rest of the world - who Alicia Keys is. On the other hand, Alicia Keys may purposely create illusions about herself with the intent to deceive - or entertain - others.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Alicia that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Alicia Keys may be on the surface, she is also a force to be reckoned with. Alicia has causes, passions, or desires that drive her and when one of these is aroused Keys is quite zealous in her pursuit or defense of it.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Opposition Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Neptune Quincunx Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.