Daphne du Maurier
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Daphne's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Daphne du Maurier comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Daphne du Maurier - 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 Daphne du Maurier" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Daphne a little better. This page describes the disguise du Maurier 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, Daphne du Maurier 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. Daphne has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Daphne du Maurier very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, du Maurier is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Daphne du Maurier will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes du Maurier'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. Daphne du Maurier 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 du Maurier is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Daphne 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 Daphne du Maurier - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Daphne du Maurier 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 Daphne.
Others see Daphne du Maurier as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face du Maurier 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 Daphne du Maurier usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
At times her feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and a too-forceful approach get Daphne into trouble. Daphne du Maurier tends to take offense when none was intended. She may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Daphne du Maurier needs to moderate her temper to avoid constant irritation with those in her environment.
Daphne du Maurier seems quirky, unusual, offbeat and "different". Sometimes it seems that she is trying to provoke people and upset the status quo just by being herself. du Maurier tends to be restless, excitable, and somewhat ungrounded or nervous as well.
Daphne du Maurier 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 Daphne du Maurier 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.
She may find it difficult to get ahead because Daphne lacks the vitality to do so. Daphne du Maurier tends to wait for better conditions and has the desire to accomplish a lot without straining herself too much. Quite often, though, her plans just seem to hang in the air.
Daphne du Maurier tends to get excited easily and may act a bit restless in the presence of other people. Always in motion, du Maurier seems to come across like a whirlwind and has a constant need for different and new experiences.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Square Asc.
Uranus Square Asc.
Neptune Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mars/Neptune
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/MC