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 Castle comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Barbara Castle - 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 Castle" 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 Castle 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, Barbara Castle 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 Castle, 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. Barbara 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 Barbara Castle seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Barbara dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display her feelings, especially the more tender ones. Castle likes to always appear poised and in control; and she hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in her armor.
Barbara Castle 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 Castle's guide in life, and she in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which she likes to impart to younger people.
Barbara Castle 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. Barbara Castle 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. Barbara 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 Castle shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Despite the fact that her core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Barbara Castle has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in her environment. She may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Barbara Castle often does not get the full recognition she wishes for.
Her emotional instincts, feelings, and intuition play a big part in the decisions Barbara Castle makes and how she interacts with the world, and generally her feelings are quite accurate and helpful to her. Also, establishing emotional rapport with the people she meets on a day to day level is rather easy for Castle. Barbara Castle appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to her, especially when they need guidance or help.
Castle is likely to go her own way in life and she ha a tendency to keep secluded from others. Always preoccupied with her own thoughts and ideas, Barbara Castle gives other people the impression that she does not want to be bothered with their problems.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Moon Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Saturn