approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Billie's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Billie Holiday comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Billie Holiday - 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 Billie Holiday" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Billie a little better. This page describes the disguise Holiday wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, she is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Billie Holiday is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. She is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Holiday sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and she wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to her community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Billie's whole outlook and approach to life. She is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only her own personal well-being.
Sometimes she may overlook or ignore her own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to her ideals of how one should feel or act. Though she has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Billie Holiday herself is sometimes dogmatic about her beliefs and ideologies.
She is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and she is eclectic and cosmopolitan in her tastes. She may consider herself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Billie Holiday is strongly influenced by her peer group and the flavor of the times in which she grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. She is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Billie Holiday is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Holiday probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Holiday's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Billie Holiday as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Billie does not often show her emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for she tends to be very rational.
Billie Holiday is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Billie Holiday is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Billie Holiday needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Holiday's work or outside social activities.
She may seem to others to be very gentle, malleable, and easily taken in. As a result, people can take advantage of Billie Holiday, especially through her pity or sympathy. If Billie seems to be continually disappointed by or deceived by others, she should try to see how her own naiveté may be contributing to these situations.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Billie that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Billie Holiday may be on the surface, she is also a force to be reckoned with. Billie has causes, passions, or desires that drive her and when one of these is aroused Holiday is quite zealous in her pursuit or defense of it.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Opposition Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.