approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Elissa's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Elissa Sursara comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Elissa Sursara - 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 Elissa Sursara" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Elissa a little better. This page describes the disguise Sursara wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Elissa Sursara has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and her two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though she may, on occasion, have her head in the clouds). Others often see Sursara as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. She is, in fact, amazingly consistent for she possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to her regular routine. Elissa does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though she has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Elissa Sursara is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. She follows her own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before she feels sure about it. Sursara can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. She will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something she does not want to do.
When Sursara has a purpose, she is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. Her obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make her flare up or respond to their anger. Elissa Sursara appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind her easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Elissa often wins simply due to her relentless persistence and her ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for her reluctance to make changes is her very strong need for security. Elissa is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and she also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of her own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Sursara's hankering for permanence is that she easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Elissa Sursara has a keen appreciation of the natural world and she derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. She is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and she knows how to enjoy herself. Sursara is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. She is also a great lover of beauty and her tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
Elissa Sursara appears sympathetic and approachable. Because she uses her feelings and intuition to assess people, others sense that Sursara understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Elissa Sursara really wants people to know how she feels, and their care and support are very important to her.
To others, Elissa Sursara appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when she was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Elissa that inspired people to rely on her. Sursara keeps her cool in most situations.
Elissa Sursara comes across as liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual or off the beaten track arouses her interest. Sursara infuses her environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Elissa Sursara does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Trine Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.