approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Audra's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Audra McDonald comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Audra McDonald - 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 Audra McDonald" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Audra a little better. This page describes the disguise McDonald wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if she strongly disagrees with someone, Audra McDonald will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. She often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Audra has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Audra McDonald very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, McDonald is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Audra McDonald will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes McDonald's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
Her need to create harmony extends to her physical environment and personal appearance as well. Audra McDonald appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. She does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From her home furnishings to her choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
She also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that McDonald is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Audra possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to her and finding the right person to share her life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Audra McDonald - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Audra McDonald does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on her partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being herself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Audra.
Others see Audra McDonald as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face McDonald shows to the world. She possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. Her motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Audra McDonald usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
While tactful and personable, Audra McDonald also enjoys being somewhat unconventional and she identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society. McDonald can be seen as a rebel, reformer, nonconformist, iconoclast - or just a little "kooky". Shaking up people's rigid preconceptions and prejudices by being her own unique self is something Audra is known for!
Despite the fact that her core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Audra McDonald has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in her environment. She may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Audra McDonald often does not get the full recognition she yearns for.
Her emotional responses, feelings and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Audra McDonald could come across as rather moody and fickle. On the other hand, she is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in her. At times McDonald may wish she were not so easy to read.
She may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Audra McDonald seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Audra tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Conjunct Ascendant in Libra
Sun Square Asc.
Moon Square Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.