approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Dorothy's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Dorothy Brett comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dorothy Brett - 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 Dorothy Brett" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Dorothy a little better. This page describes the disguise Lady Brett wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, she is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. She is quite humble in her own assessment of herself; she seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well she does something, Dorothy Brett always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Lady Brett will simply refuse to attempt something because she feels she cannot meet her own high standards.
Dorothy Brett has an eye for detail and she gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. She is hard to please and her relationships with others may suffer because of this. Dorothy Brett also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in her choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Lady Brett's environment is very important to Lady Brett.
Lady Brett steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, she is unlikely to dive into it. Dorothy Brett tends to underestimate her own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits her spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of hers. On the other hand, Dorothy rarely falls flat on her face and what she does, she does very well.
Others see Dorothy Brett as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Lady Brett has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to her. Her clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though she is really quite helpful and caring, she does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Dorothy may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than she really is at heart. She is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
She is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but she is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamorous position in life.
Although she has a realistic and conservative outlook in many ways, Dorothy Brett nevertheless identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society, and with being a rebel, reformer, nonconformist, or iconoclast. She enjoys being original and a free thinker. Lady Brett can be a very effective reformer, working within the system to make it better. Dorothy Brett often feels frustrated by inefficiency and poor moral conduct in institutions and organizations. Lady Brett's contributions are probably more significant and the ensuing improvements more important than Dorothy Brett gives herself credit for.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about Dorothy Brett which draws people in need to her. Because she has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Dorothy is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Dorothy Brett needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Dorothy has good organizing ability and she knows how to arrange everything skillfully. Happy in team-work and adept in negotiating, she can lead successful business meetings. Dorothy Brett can easily obtain all the information she needs in order to make the best deal.
Dorothy Brett believes in good fellowship or comradeship and cultivates an active social life. Her relationships tend to be very harmonious and her participation in group efforts is carried out with vigorous and energetic cooperation.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Conjunct Ascendant in Virgo
Neptune Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Jupiter
Asc. Conjunct Mars/N. Node