Billie Jean King
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Billie Jean's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Billie Jean King comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Billie Jean King - 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 Jean King" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Billie Jean a little better. This page describes the disguise King 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, Billie Jean King 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 King, 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. Billie Jean 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 Billie Jean King seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Billie Jean dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display her feelings, especially the more tender ones. King likes to always appear poised and in control; and she hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in her armor.
Billie Jean King 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 King's guide in life, and she in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which she likes to impart to younger people.
Billie Jean King 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. Billie Jean King 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. Billie Jean 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 King shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Billie Jean King appears sympathetic and approachable. Because she uses her feelings and intuition to assess people, others sense that King understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Billie Jean King really wants people to know how she feels, and their care and support are very important to her.
Billie Jean King can get by in life almost on her personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Billie Jean that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually she appears confident and clear about who she is, and it is very difficult not to notice her or feel her influence when King is around.
At times her desire to impress other people, or be important or popular may make King do things that go against her better judgment. Even Billie Jean's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, or seen as pompousness or interference. Billie Jean King needs to be aware of her tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
King may well have been discouraged from freely expressing herself. Moreover, she may be seriously inhibited by an overemphasis on being acceptable, conforming to certain standards and expectations, and generally not getting out of line.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Trine Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.
Saturn Quincunx Asc.