approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Catherine's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Catherine Deneuve comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Catherine Deneuve - 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 Catherine Deneuve" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Catherine a little better. This page describes the disguise Deneuve 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, Catherine Deneuve 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 Deneuve, 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. Catherine 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 Catherine Deneuve seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Catherine dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display her feelings, especially the more tender ones. Deneuve likes to always appear poised and in control; and she hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in her armor.
Catherine Deneuve 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 Deneuve's guide in life, and she in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which she likes to impart to younger people.
Catherine Deneuve 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. Catherine Deneuve 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. Catherine 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 Deneuve shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
She may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if she cannot sit still. Catherine Deneuve seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Catherine tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
Catherine has an appealing physical appearance and this, along with her winning ways, is apt to make her a favorite in her immediate environment. Catherine Deneuve is the "easy" one, and she knows how to please others. However, Deneuve must not take her personal charm for granted, because she may also seem vain or too needy for approval.
In significant ways, Deneuve's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way she presents herself. As a result of this inconsistency, Catherine Deneuve may be uncomfortable showing her instinctive responses and true feelings. She may put them aside, maybe even be ashamed of them.
When Catherine Deneuve is in an emotionally charged situation, those who do not know her well may be quite surprised at her reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept herself, so that she does not act as if her emotional needs and impulses did not count for very much.
She may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally Catherine Deneuve does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be Catherine's role to shake things up a bit and she may not be entirely comfortable with this herself.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Catherine that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Catherine Deneuve may be on the surface, she is also a force to be reckoned with. Catherine has causes, passions, or desires that drive her and when one of these is aroused Deneuve is quite zealous in her pursuit or defense of it.
She is somewhat erratic and constantly looking for something new. Catherine Deneuve changes her opinions frequently and others never know what she will do next. Because Deneuve is easily excitable and unpredictable, others may find it taxing to spend time with her.
Deneuve strongly resents daily routine and is always ready and willing to challenge life. Responding quickly to people around her, Catherine Deneuve spontaneously connect with them and tends to become stimulated through them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Venus Trine Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Uranus
Asc. Opposition Uranus/N. Node