approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Elsa's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Elsa Benítez comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Elsa Benítez - 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 Elsa Benítez" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Elsa a little better. This page describes the disguise Benítez 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 In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Elsa Benítez is often receding and withdrawn for she is not an aggressive, forceful person, and she intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Elsa 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 Benítez's way of dealing with problems.
Elsa Benítez 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 Benítez's emotional balance and well-being.
Elsa Benítez is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Elsa Benítez probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Benítez's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Benítez, 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 Benítez's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward her when in need. Often Benítez will continue to give to people even when she realizes they are taking advantage of her or becoming overly dependent upon her. Elsa Benítez overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for her own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Benítez'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 Elsa through logical arguments is often futile. Her feelings, intuition, and heart, not her head, lead her, which may infuriate or bewilder Benítez's more rational friends. Elsa Benítez certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Elsa Benítez 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 Elsa Benítez 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.
Elsa Benítez 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, Elsa may appear standoffish, as if she were judging them from afar.
Elsa Benítez appears to be sweet to other people, and she knows how to use charm, persuasion and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get her point across. She may be overly concerned with appearances and superficial beauty, in which case Elsa Benítez may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Elsa Benítez comes across as tolerant, broad-minded, and well educated or as a seasoned traveler. She radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Benítez is apt to have a significant, beneficial impact on the people she encounters, without even realizing it.
Elsa Benítez comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable and communicative. She is quite curious and interested in the people and events around her and cannot resist commenting about them.
Benítez also needs to be busy and active and she moves quickly. Elsa Benítez also appears to be restless. Keeping her mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Opposition Asc.
Venus Square Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.