approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Andie's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Andie MacDowell comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Andie MacDowell - 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 Andie MacDowell" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Andie a little better. This page describes the disguise MacDowell wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Andie MacDowell 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. MacDowell 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 Andie does, she does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. She likes to put her own personal stamp on it.
Andie MacDowell 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. MacDowell will rarely confront the offender - she is too proud to do so - but she will lose her affection and respect for them. Andie dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
MacDowell admires others who are strong individuals like herself. When Andie MacDowell befriends someone, MacDowell 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 - Andie expects recognition and appreciation for them. She also expects the intense loyalty that she offers to her dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Andie MacDowell 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.
Andie MacDowell has great heart and courage, and people often look to her for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Andie always puts her best face forward and rarely allows others to see her hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Andie MacDowell 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 Andie more than anything else. Andie MacDowell feels that if she does her best where she is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Andie MacDowell identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society, and with being a rebel, reformer, nonconformist, or iconoclast. She enjoys being original, unpredictable, and spontaneous, and insists on doing whatever she wishes regardless of tradition, convention, or other people's wishes. Others see Andie MacDowell as "different" yet interesting and exciting.
Despite the fact that her core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Andie MacDowell has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in her environment. She may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Andie MacDowell often does not get the full recognition she wishes for.
Andie MacDowell is extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around her, and at times she can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for her, as Andie MacDowell tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever she is with. She may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person she is with the most.
She is able to control her feelings and conduct herself in a very proper manner. Because of her inner shyness, Andie MacDowell tends to separate herself from others and gives the impression that she does not want to be talked to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Conjunct Asc.
Sun Square Asc.
Neptune Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/Saturn