approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Devon's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Devon comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Devon - 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 Devon" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Devon a little better. This page describes the disguise Devon wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Devon appears gentle and soft, and she acts rather reserved with others until she knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Devon has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: her heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for her. Devon tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Devon.
Devon approaches life emotionally and subjectively and she is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around her. Instinctive and non-rational, Devon is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for her actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
Her emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Devon's thoughts and opinions. She views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach herself from her own personal bias and prejudices. She is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects her and those dear and close to her, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, she may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Devon and her near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for her and her near and dear ones, it is no good.
She is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those she cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Devon empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, she is easily moved by others' pain, and Devon is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
Her moods fluctuate and change frequently and she is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Devon communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Devon never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to her.
She may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Devon seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Devon tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
Devon appears to be sweet to other people, and she knows how to use charm, persuasion and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get her point across. She may be overly concerned with appearances and superficial beauty, in which case Devon may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
She is easily excitable and could find it difficult to sit still. Devon always has something going on and is not afraid to take chances. Devon takes the initiative and has the ability to stimulate and sweep others along.
Devon loves children and young people and is likely to provide an intellectually stimulating environment for them. Devon is inclined to lead an active social life and establishing relationships with others comes easy to her.
Devon has a kind and loving nature and she radiates friendliness and warmth wherever she goes. Because of her obliging and cordial manner, Devon is likely to have many harmonious relationships with others.
Devon tends to get easily excited and may act a bit restless in the presence of other people. Always in motion, Devon comes across like a whirlwind and has a constant need for different and new experiences.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Venus Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Uranus
Asc. Opposition Mercury/N. Node
Asc. Opposition Venus/N. Node
Asc. Opposition Uranus/MC