approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Betty's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Betty Ford comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Betty Ford - 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 Betty Ford" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Betty a little better. This page describes the disguise Ford wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, she is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. She is quite humble in her own assessment of herself; she seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well she does something, Betty Ford always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Ford will simply refuse to attempt something because she feels she cannot meet her own high standards.
Betty Ford has an eye for detail and she gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. She is hard to please and her relationships with others may suffer because of this. Betty Ford also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in her choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Ford's environment is very important to Ford.
Ford steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, she is unlikely to dive into it. Betty Ford tends to underestimate her own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits her spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of hers. On the other hand, Betty rarely falls flat on her face and what she does, she does very well.
Others see Betty Ford as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Ford has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to her. Her clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though she is really quite helpful and caring, she does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Betty may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than she really is at heart. She is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
She is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but she is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamorous position in life.
She also possesses a lot of aggressive or combative energy, which could be channeled into the martial arts, or some form of disciplined athletic activity, with an emphasis on precision, form, and perfection of skills. Also, she is apt to wield her pen (or tongue) in an aggressive pointed manner! Betty Ford has to try and overcome her tendency to be sharp and sarcastic - it creates more conflict than necessary!
The effect of her childhood experiences, and the beliefs and attitudes Betty learned while young, are clearly apparent in her demeanor. It is all right on the surface, but when trouble arises Betty Ford seems childish and needy. When she is in smoother waters, she appears to have a vulnerable, trusting nature that brings out the mothering instinct in other people.
The image that Betty Ford projects to the world and the person she really is inside, are considerably different. So much so that at times Betty may feel that people do not see or know the real her. They respond to the face they see, and the initial impression Ford makes may actually be misleading. Within her, also, there is much complexity and tension, and Betty Ford often feels that she needs to change herself in significant ways or that she continually holds back essential aspects of hers.
Her pleasant and friendly disposition enables Betty Ford to come in quick personal relationships with other people. She enjoys social functions and has a harmonious relationship to her environment.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Conjunct Ascendant in Virgo
Moon Opposition Asc.
Sun Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/N. Node