approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Amanda's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Amanda Marshall comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Amanda Marshall - 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 Amanda Marshall" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Amanda a little better. This page describes the disguise Marshall wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Marshall's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Amanda Marshall wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Amanda Marshall wants, Amanda Marshall usually gets.
She is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Amanda wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Amanda Marshall functions well in crisis situations and she often seeks them out, for she enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
She is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Amanda Marshall usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Marshall approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Amanda Marshall also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships she is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until she gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Marshall. When Amanda Marshall commits herself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, she is intensely loyal and devoted to them and she also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If she is ever betrayed by someone she cares deeply for, Amanda Marshall is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as she once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, she is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever she cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in her.
Because of her natural reserve, others may see Amanda Marshall as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Amanda Marshall also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
The effect of her childhood experiences, and the beliefs and attitudes Amanda learned while young, are clearly apparent in her demeanor. It is all right on the surface, but when trouble arises Amanda Marshall seems childish and needy. When she is in smoother waters, she appears to have a vulnerable, trusting nature that brings out the mothering instinct in other people.
Amanda Marshall can get by in life almost by personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Amanda that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually she appears confident and clear about who she is, and it is very difficult not to notice her or feel her influence when Marshall is around.
She is assertive and bold. Amanda Marshall is willing to be the first person to speak up and make her position known, and to strike out on her own if necessary. Amanda 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, Amanda Marshall's boldness is her calling card, and most people feels that she can at least be trusted to be honest with them.
Amanda Marshall loves children and young people and is likely to provide an intellectually stimulating environment for them. Marshall is inclined to lead an active social life and establishing relationships with others comes easy for her.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Opposition Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Mars Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/N. Node