approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Donda's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Donda West comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Donda West - 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 Donda West" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Donda a little better. This page describes the disguise West 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, Donda West 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. Donda has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Donda West very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, West is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Donda West will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes West'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. Donda West 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 West is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Donda 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 Donda West - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Donda West 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 Donda.
Others see Donda West as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face West 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 Donda West usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Donda West seems gentle and receptive and often does not make a clear, strong impression on others. Donda West has an elusive and subtle quality, and people may be nebulous about who she is. She is easily influenced by others and somewhat naive. Donda West has a spiritual, mystical approach to life and she is very idealistic and sometimes impractical.
Donda West has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". Her personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Donda coaxes rather than coerces. However, if she does not get what she wants, Donda West is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what she needs, or doing it for herself. West seems to need others' approval first.
She is self-assured and confident in dealing with others and has a positive influence on her environment. Donda West is able to work well with others in a team environment and advantages through other people may come to her frequently.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Conjunct Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mars/Jupiter