approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Clara's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Clara Bow comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Clara Bow - 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 Clara Bow" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Clara a little better. This page describes the disguise Bow wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Clara Bow is often receding and withdrawn for she is not an aggressive, forceful person, and she intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Clara tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing her will upon them is often Bow's way of dealing with problems.
Clara Bow may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. She needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Bow's emotional balance and well-being.
Clara Bow is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Clara Bow probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Bow's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Bow, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because she is very giving and forgiving, people sense Bow's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward her when in need. Often Bow will continue to give to people even when she realizes they are taking advantage of her or becoming overly dependent upon her. Clara Bow overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for her own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Bow's strong points.
Though she may be as intelligent as anyone else, she does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Clara through logical arguments is often futile. Her feelings, intuition, and heart, not her head, lead her, which may infuriate or bewilder Bow's more rational friends. Clara Bow certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Clara Bow has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. She is not as structured and rigid in her attitudes as many people are, which enables Clara Bow to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on her part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
Clara Bow has a mature and rather heavy, solemn demeanor, and she tends to take herself and life too seriously. She possesses a great deal of self-control, self-discipline, and a very dominant conscience. She may be dogged by feelings of personal inadequacy and inhibition. Clara Bow seems authoritarian to others.
She is highly verbal and communicative. Connecting with and talking to other people are key aspects of Clara's personality. Clara Bow may seem to be a busybody to others sometimes. She may also depend too much on other people's advice or feedback before making up her own mind, and Bow may thus appear to be indecisive.
Clara Bow 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, Clara will find that many people prefer to avoid her. Even without meaning to, Bow can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Clara Bow appears to be unusual, highly independent, and a free spirit. There is a touch of brilliance, of the creative genius, in her manner. She is also restless and easily distracted, tending to fly from one thing to another, which may give the impression that Bow is unreliable.
Clara Bow loves children and young people and is likely to provide an intellectually stimulating environment for them. Bow is inclined to lead an active social life and establishing relationships with others comes easy for her.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Conjunct Asc.
Mercury Opposition Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mercury/N. Node