approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Elizabeth's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Elizabeth Blackburn comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Elizabeth Blackburn - 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 Elizabeth Blackburn" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Elizabeth a little better. This page describes the disguise Blackburn wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Elizabeth Blackburn is often receding and withdrawn for she is not an aggressive, forceful person, and she intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Elizabeth tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing her will upon them is often Blackburn's way of dealing with problems.
Elizabeth Blackburn may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. She needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Blackburn's emotional balance and well-being.
Elizabeth Blackburn is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Elizabeth Blackburn probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Blackburn's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Blackburn, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because she is very giving and forgiving, people sense Blackburn's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward her when in need. Often Blackburn will continue to give to people even when she realizes they are taking advantage of her or becoming overly dependent upon her. Elizabeth Blackburn overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for her own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Blackburn's strong points.
Though she may be as intelligent as anyone else, she does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Elizabeth through logical arguments is often futile. Her feelings, intuition, and heart, not her head, lead her, which may infuriate or bewilder Blackburn's more rational friends. Elizabeth Blackburn certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Elizabeth Blackburn has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. She is not as structured and rigid in her attitudes as many people are, which enables Elizabeth Blackburn to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on her part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
Elizabeth Blackburn seems like a loner or isolationist at times, and it may be difficult to get to know her or form close friendships with her. To others, Elizabeth may appear standoffish, as if she were judging them from afar.
Despite the fact that her core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Elizabeth Blackburn has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in her environment. She may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Elizabeth Blackburn often does not get the full recognition she yearns for.
Elizabeth Blackburn has a tendency to react violently to the influence of her surroundings and to throw herself headlong into everything she does, suffering the consequences later on. Until Elizabeth learns to alter her conduct, there are likely to be many upsets in her relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Opposition Asc.
Sun Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Pluto