Babette van Veen
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Babette's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Babette van Veen comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Babette van Veen - 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 Babette van Veen" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Babette a little better. This page describes the disguise van Veen 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 van Veen's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Babette van Veen wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Babette van Veen wants, Babette van Veen usually gets.
She is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Babette 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. Babette van Veen 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. Babette van Veen usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. van Veen approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Babette van Veen 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 van Veen. When Babette van Veen 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, Babette van Veen 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 Babette van Veen as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Babette van Veen also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
van Veen draws much of her energy and sense of self from her relationships with others. She is inextricably connected with the significant others in her life; Babette van Veen may feel at a loss without them, even if she appears to be the powerful or dominant person in the relationship. Babette appears self-assured - as long as she is secure in the important relationships in her life.
van Veen is charming and very affectionate, and she expresses her feelings vivaciously. Love comes naturally to Babette van Veen; she seems to be tuned into love from head to toe. Babette loves to go out and have a good time and little gestures of adoration are important to her.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Opposition Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/Mars