approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Arlene's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Arlene Francis comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Arlene Francis - 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 Arlene Francis" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Arlene a little better. This page describes the disguise Francis 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, Arlene Francis 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 Francis, 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. Arlene 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 Arlene Francis seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Arlene dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display her feelings, especially the more tender ones. Francis likes to always appear poised and in control; and she hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in her armor.
Arlene Francis 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 Francis' guide in life, and she in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which she likes to impart to younger people.
Arlene Francis 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. Arlene Francis 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. Arlene 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 Francis shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Although Arlene Francis appears conservative and down to earth, she identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society and with being a revolutionary, reformer, or iconoclast.
She enjoys being original and shaking things up. Others see Arlene Francis as "different" or a bit eccentric, but interesting.
Arlene Francis has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". Her personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Arlene coax rather than coerce. However, if she does not get what she wants, Arlene Francis is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what she needs, or doing for herself. Francis seems to need others' approval first.
At times her desire to impress other people, to be important, or to be popular may make Francis does things that go against her better judgment. Even Arlene's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, seen as pompousness or interference. Arlene Francis needs to be aware of her tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
Others may see Arlene as a cool, reserved and unapproachable person, perhaps as a result of her conservative and stern upbringing. Arlene Francis could feel that no one understands her and tends to isolate herself from others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Conjunct Ascendant in Capricorn
Venus Sextile Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Saturn