approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ava's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Ava Gardner comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ava Gardner - 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 Ava Gardner" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ava a little better. This page describes the disguise Gardner wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Ava Gardner likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. She is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. She is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Gardner must have something of her own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that she can develop and manage according to her own will and vision. Whatever Ava does, she does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. She likes to put her own personal stamp on it.
Ava Gardner also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats her in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Gardner will rarely confront the offender - she is too proud to do so - but she will lose her affection and respect for them. Ava dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Gardner admires others who are strong individuals like herself. When Ava Gardner befriends someone, Gardner is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. She is very giving and generous, but her gifts are never anonymous - Ava expects recognition and appreciation for them. She also expects the intense loyalty that she offers to her dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Ava Gardner often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as herself, for she does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If she is not in the leading role, she aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Ava Gardner has great heart and courage, and people often look to her for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Ava always puts her best face forward and rarely allows others to see her hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Ava Gardner also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although she does not like others to realize just how important it is to her.
Her outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. Her own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Ava more than anything else. Ava Gardner feels that if she does her best where she is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Ava has an appealing physical appearance and this, along with her winning ways, is apt to make her a favorite in her immediate environment. Ava Gardner is the "easy" one, and she knows how to please others. However, Gardner must not take her personal charm for granted, because she may also seem vain or too needy for approval.
The image that Ava Gardner projects to the world and the person she really is inside, are considerably different. So much so that at times Ava may feel that people do not see or know the real her. They respond to the face they see, and the initial impression Gardner makes may actually be misleading. Within her, also, there is much complexity and tension, and Ava Gardner often feels that she needs to change herself in significant ways or that she continually holds back essential aspects of hers.
She is very sociable, has a harmonious disposition, and is able to have happy relationships with people in her environment. Her eternal optimism brings Ava Gardner the affinity of many people with whom she will have many joyful experiences.
Other people may consider her environment a bit strange and Gardner likes to surround herself with a certain air of mystery. Ava Gardner tends to be very secretive and is likely to exert her power from behind the scenes.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Trine Asc.
Sun Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/MC
Asc. Conjunct Neptune/Pluto