approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Emma's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Emma Borden comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Emma Borden - 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 Emma Borden" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Emma a little better. This page describes the disguise Borden 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 Borden's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Emma Borden wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Emma Borden wants, Emma Borden usually gets.
She is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Emma 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. Emma Borden 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. Emma Borden usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Borden approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Emma Borden 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 Borden. When Emma Borden 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, Emma Borden 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 Emma Borden as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Emma Borden also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Emma Borden 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. Emma coaxes rather than coerces. However, if she does not get what she wants, Emma Borden is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what she needs, or doing it for herself. Borden seems to need others' approval first.
Borden would like to embrace the whole world and is everyone's favorite. Emma Borden is very impressionable, has an inner feeling for others and can easily establish relationships with everyone. She is likely to have a busy social life and also enjoys working in group activities.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/N. Node