approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Barbara's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Barbara Cartland comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Barbara Cartland - 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 Barbara Cartland" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Barbara a little better. This page describes the disguise Cartland wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Barbara Cartland meets life head on and throws herself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. She is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all her dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Barbara projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. She often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Cartland is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. She likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Barbara Cartland may feel that she does not fit into groups very well and that she does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. She likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Cartland is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. She tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in her outlook, which enables Barbara to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Barbara Cartland feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that she will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Cartland's forte. However, she never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Barbara Cartland it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
She is scornful of what she sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Barbara Cartland is not a follower. Others see Barbara as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Cartland presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see her vulnerable or insecure side.
Barbara acts very much out of instinct, emotion, and in the heat of the moment, and she is prone to childish displays of anger if her desires are frustrated. However, these episodes are usually short-lived, not something Cartland stews over.
On the positive side, Cartland's enthusiasm and drive is often infectious, and fosters courage and the will to overcome in other people. Cartland can be a great motivator.
She may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if she cannot sit still. Barbara Cartland seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Barbara tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
Barbara often comes across to others more abruptly or even antagonistically than is necessary to achieve her aims. And naturally if people perceive that she is trying to compete with them or run them over, some of them will put up a lot of resistance to Barbara Cartland and her objectives. Cartland might be more successful if she tones herself down a bit and shows some consideration, without completely sacrificing her own needs and wants.
She is able to control her feelings and conduct herself in a very proper manner. Because of her inner shyness, Barbara Cartland tends to separate herself from others and gives the impression that she does not want to be talked to.
Barbara Cartland 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:
Moon in Aries Conjunct Ascendant in Aries
Mercury Square Asc.
Mars Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/Saturn
Asc. Opposition Mars/N. Node