approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Aparna's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Aparna Sen comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Aparna Sen - 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 Aparna Sen" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Aparna a little better. This page describes the disguise Sen wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, she is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Aparna Sen frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. She is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Sen, and she tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. She is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
She is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning her moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. She is willing to work long and persistently for what she wants and she often does things the hard way. Aparna does not expect others to take care of her and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. She is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about her approach. She is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with her duties to others and how she comes across socially - her "rank" so to speak.
To others Aparna Sen seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Aparna dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display her feelings, especially the more tender ones. Sen likes to always appear poised and in control; and she hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in her armor.
Aparna Sen respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and she feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Sen's guide in life, and she in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which she likes to impart to younger people.
Aparna Sen has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to her personality. She expects much from herself and may not give herself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
She also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve her money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Aparna Sen spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in her. Aparna exercises great self-discipline and self-control and she can "do without" very well. Her tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though she may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Sen shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Aparna Sen has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and she likes to do things in a big way. If she does this primarily to impress others, Aparna will find that many people prefer to avoid her. Even without meaning to, Sen can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Aparna Sen comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable and communicative. She is quite curious and interested in the people and events around her and cannot resist commenting about them.
Sen also needs to be busy and active and she moves quickly. Aparna Sen also appears to be restless. Keeping her mind or hands occupied helps with that.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Aparna that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Aparna Sen may be on the surface, she is also a force to be reckoned with. Aparna has causes, passions or desires that drive her and when one of these is aroused Sen is quite zealous in her pursuit or defense of it.
Aparna Sen believes in good fellowship or comradeship and cultivates an active social life. Her relationships tend to be very harmonious and her participation in group efforts is carried out with vigorous and energetic cooperation.
Aparna Sen tends to be somewhat inhibited and does not want to attract attention. She is likely to think that other people are more important than she is and prefers to live in seclusion.
She is likely to live in an unusual or somewhat restless environment. Aparna Sen needs her freedom and may be a bit inconsiderate and combative toward others at times. Aparna has a strong desire to exceed her limits, even if it means having to use force.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Square Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mars/N. Node
Asc. Opposition Saturn/N. Node
Asc. Opposition Uranus/Pluto