approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Anna's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Anna Benson comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Anna Benson - 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 Anna Benson" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Anna a little better. This page describes the disguise Benson wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Anna Benson 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 Benson 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. Anna does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though she has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Anna Benson 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. Benson 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 Benson 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. Anna Benson 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, Anna 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. Anna 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 Benson's 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.
Anna Benson 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. Benson 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.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Anna's manner and appearance regardless of her chronological age. Moreover, Anna Benson also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Benson needs mental stimulation from her environment, or she will rapidly get bored.
Anna Benson comes across as responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities that encourage others to take her seriously. She is unlikely to present herself as more than she is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Anna Benson was mature for her age.
Anna Benson tends to be somewhat inhibited and may feel uncomfortable when she is with other people. Anna should try to avoid unpleasant, untruthful or deceptive individuals in order to avoid misunderstandings or disappointments.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Trine Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Neptune/N. Node