approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Dana's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Dana Plato comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dana Plato - 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 Dana Plato" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Dana a little better. This page describes the disguise Plato wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, she is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Dana Plato is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. She is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Plato sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and she wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to her community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Dana's whole outlook and approach to life. She is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only her own personal well-being.
Sometimes she may overlook or ignore her own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to her ideals of how one should feel or act. Though she has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Dana Plato herself is sometimes dogmatic about her beliefs and ideologies.
She is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and she is eclectic and cosmopolitan in her tastes. She may consider herself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Dana Plato is strongly influenced by her peer group and the flavor of the times in which she grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. She is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Dana Plato is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Plato probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Plato's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Dana Plato as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Dana does not often show her emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for she tends to be very rational.
Dana Plato is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Dana Plato is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Dana Plato needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Plato's work or outside social activities.
Dana Plato comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable and communicative. She is quite curious and interested in the people and events around her and cannot resist commenting about them.
Plato also needs to be busy and active and she moves quickly. Dana Plato also appears to be restless. Keeping her mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Dana often comes across to others more abruptly or even antagonistically than necessary to achieve her aims. And naturally, if people perceive that she is trying to compete with them or run them over, some of them will strongly resist Dana Plato and her objectives. Plato might be more successful if she tones herself down a bit and shows some consideration, without completely sacrificing her own needs and wants.
Plato strongly resents daily routine and is always ready and willing to challenge life. Responding quickly to people around her, Dana Plato spontaneously connects with them and tends to become stimulated through them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Mars Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Uranus/N. Node