approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Edith's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Edith Cavell comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Edith Cavell - 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 Edith Cavell" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Edith a little better. This page describes the disguise Cavell 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, Edith Cavell 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. Edith has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Edith Cavell very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, Cavell is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Edith Cavell will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Cavell'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. Edith Cavell 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 Cavell is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Edith 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 Edith Cavell - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Edith Cavell 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 Edith.
Others see Edith Cavell as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face Cavell 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 Edith Cavell usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Edith Cavell can get by in life almost by personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Edith that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually she appears confident and clear about who she is, and it is very difficult not to notice her or feel her influence when Cavell is around.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Edith that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Edith Cavell may be on the surface, she is also a force to be reckoned with. Edith has causes, passions, or desires that drive her and when one of these is aroused Cavell is quite zealous in her pursuit or defense of it.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
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Pluto Quincunx Asc.