approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ann's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Ann Druyan comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ann Druyan - 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 Ann Druyan" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ann a little better. This page describes the disguise Druyan wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, she is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. She is quite humble in her own assessment of herself; she seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well she does something, Ann Druyan always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Druyan will simply refuse to attempt something because she feels she cannot meet her own high standards.
Ann Druyan has an eye for detail and she gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. She is hard to please and her relationships with others may suffer because of this. Ann Druyan also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in her choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Druyan's environment is very important to Druyan.
Druyan steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, she is unlikely to dive into it. Ann Druyan tends to underestimate her own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits her spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of hers. On the other hand, Ann rarely falls flat on her face and what she does, she does very well.
Others see Ann Druyan as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Druyan has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to her. Her clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though she is really quite helpful and caring, she does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Ann may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than she really is at heart. She is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
She is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but she is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamorous position in life.
She may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if she cannot sit still. Ann Druyan seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Ann tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
Her pleasant and friendly disposition enables Ann Druyan to come in quick personal relationships with other people. She enjoys social functions and has a harmonious relationship to her environment.
Other people may consider her environment a bit strange and Druyan likes to surround herself with a certain air of mystery. Ann Druyan tends to be very secretive and is likely to exert her power from behind the scenes.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/N. Node
Asc. Conjunct Neptune/Pluto