approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Birgitte's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Birgitte Söndergaard comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Birgitte Söndergaard - 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 Birgitte Söndergaard" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Birgitte a little better. This page describes the disguise Söndergaard wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Söndergaard's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Birgitte Söndergaard wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Birgitte Söndergaard wants, Birgitte Söndergaard usually gets.
She is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Birgitte wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Birgitte Söndergaard functions well in crisis situations and she often seeks them out, for she enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
She is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Birgitte Söndergaard usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Söndergaard approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Birgitte Söndergaard also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships she is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until she gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Söndergaard. When Birgitte Söndergaard commits herself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, she is intensely loyal and devoted to them and she also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If she is ever betrayed by someone she cares deeply for, Birgitte Söndergaard is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as she once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, she is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever she cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in her.
Because of her natural reserve, others may see Birgitte Söndergaard as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Birgitte Söndergaard also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Birgitte Söndergaard seems gentle and receptive and often does not make a clear, strong impression on others. Birgitte Söndergaard has an elusive and subtle quality, and people may be nebulous about who she is. She is easily influenced by others and somewhat naive. Birgitte Söndergaard has a spiritual, mystical approach to life and she is very idealistic and sometimes impractical.
Birgitte Söndergaard comes across as quirky, unusual, offbeat and "different". Sometimes she appears to provoke people and upset the status quo just by being herself. Söndergaard tends to be restless, excitable and somewhat ungrounded or nervous as well.
She is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Birgitte Söndergaard is or what she wants - she is pretty much up front. Birgitte radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when she is at her best. She seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Birgitte has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes facets of life. She may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Birgitte's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Conjunct Asc.
Uranus Square Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.