approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Aretha's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Aretha Franklin comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Aretha Franklin - 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 Aretha Franklin" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Aretha a little better. This page describes the disguise Franklin 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 Franklin's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Aretha Franklin wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Aretha Franklin wants, Aretha Franklin usually gets.
She is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Aretha 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. Aretha Franklin 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. Aretha Franklin usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Franklin approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Aretha Franklin 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 Franklin. When Aretha Franklin 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, Aretha Franklin 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 Aretha Franklin as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Aretha Franklin also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Aretha Franklin appears to be sweet to other people, and she knows how to use charm, persuasion, and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get her point across. Being overly concerned with appearances and surface beauty is possible; and if so, Aretha Franklin may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Aretha Franklin appears sympathetic and approachable. Because she uses her feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that Franklin understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Aretha Franklin really wants people to know how she feels, and their care and support are very important to her.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Aretha's manner and appearance regardless of her chronological age. Aretha Franklin also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Franklin needs mental stimulation from her environment, or she will rapidly get bored.
At times her desire to impress other people, to be important, or to be popular may make Franklin does things that go against her better judgment. Even Aretha's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, seen as pompousness or interference. Aretha Franklin needs to be aware of her tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
Franklin's intellect and her emotions are well balanced. Aretha has the ability to manage her feelings superbly and have a cautious, adaptable and open way about her. Aretha Franklin likes to associate with the public and has an understanding for the "man on the street".
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Mercury