approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Arissa's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Arissa Hill comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Arissa Hill - 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 Arissa Hill" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Arissa a little better. This page describes the disguise Hill 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, Arissa Hill 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 Hill, 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. Arissa 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 Arissa Hill seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Arissa dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display her feelings, especially the more tender ones. Hill likes to always appear poised and in control; and she hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in her armor.
Arissa Hill 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 Hill's guide in life, and she in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which she likes to impart to younger people.
Arissa Hill 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. Arissa Hill 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. Arissa 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 Hill shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
To others, Arissa Hill appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when she was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Arissa that inspired people to rely on her. Hill keeps her cool in most situations.
At times her desire to impress other people, or be important or popular may make Hill do things that go against her better judgment. Even Arissa's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, or seen as pompousness or interference. Arissa Hill needs to be aware of her tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
Arissa Hill 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Trine Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mars/N. Node