approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ella's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Ella Young comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ella Young - 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 Ella Young" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ella a little better. This page describes the disguise Young wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Young's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Ella Young wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Ella Young wants, Ella Young usually gets.
She is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Ella wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Ella Young functions well in crisis situations and she often seeks them out, for she enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
She is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Ella Young usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Young approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Ella Young also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships she is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until she gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Young. When Ella Young commits herself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, she is intensely loyal and devoted to them and she also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If she is ever betrayed by someone she cares deeply for, Ella Young is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as she once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, she is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever she cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in her.
Because of her natural reserve, others may see Ella Young as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Ella Young also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Ella Young has a great fear of losing control or letting down her guard, which prevents her from opening up to other people.
Expressing herself in an open, non-defensive way does not come easily to Young, and at times she feels like a pressure cooker, holding a great deal of her passionate feelings and drives inside. Because she does not share her deepest self readily, Ella may begin to believe that the feelings she has are uncommon and even shameful or evil. Ella Young tends to think the worst of herself. She projects a secretive, dark, mysterious, or "bad" image to others.
On the positive side, Ella Young is capable of enormous discipline and serious, sustained effort in whatever area she chooses.
Ella Young 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. Ella coax rather than coerce. However, if she does not get what she wants, Ella Young is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what she needs, or doing for herself. Young seems to need others' approval first.
She is very sensitive to her surroundings and inclined to be easily influenced by others. Ella Young tends to avoid confrontations, discussions or arguments for fear that she cannot stand up to them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Conjunct Ascendant in Scorpio
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Uranus/Neptune