approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Christina's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Christina Rossetti comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Christina Rossetti - 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 Christina Rossetti" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Christina a little better. This page describes the disguise Rossetti wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if she strongly disagrees with someone, Christina Rossetti will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. She often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Christina has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Christina Rossetti very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, Rossetti is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Christina Rossetti will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Rossetti's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
Her need to create harmony extends to her physical environment and personal appearance as well. Christina Rossetti appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. She does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From her home furnishings to her choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
She also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Rossetti is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Christina possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to her and finding the right person to share her life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Christina Rossetti - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Christina Rossetti does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on her partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being herself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Christina.
Others see Christina Rossetti as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face Rossetti shows to the world. She possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. Her motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Christina Rossetti usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Christina Rossetti has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and she likes to do things in a big way. If she does this primarily to impress others, Christina will find that many people prefer to avoid her. Even without meaning to, Rossetti can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Christina Rossetti is extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around her, and at times she can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for her, as Christina Rossetti tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever she is with. She may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person she is with the most.
Her emotional instincts, feelings, and intuition play a big part in the decisions Christina Rossetti makes and how she interacts with the world, and generally her feelings are quite accurate and helpful to her. Also, establishing emotional rapport with the people she meets on a day to day level is rather easy for Rossetti. Christina Rossetti appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to her, especially when they need guidance or help.
Others may see Christina as a cool, reserved and unapproachable person, perhaps as a result of her conservative and stern upbringing. Christina Rossetti could feel that no one understands her and tends to isolate herself from others.
Rossetti is likely to go her own way in life and she ha a tendency to keep secluded from others. Always preoccupied with her own thoughts and ideas, Christina Rossetti gives other people the impression that she does not want to be bothered with their problems.
Christina Rossetti has a kind and loving nature and she radiates friendliness and warmth wherever she goes. Because of her obliging and cordial manner, Rossetti is likely to have many harmonious relationships with others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Square Asc.
Neptune Square Asc.
Moon Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Saturn
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Saturn
Asc. Conjunct Venus/N. Node