Empress Michiko of Japan
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Empress Michiko's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Empress Michiko of Japan comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Empress Michiko of Japan - 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 Empress Michiko of Japan" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Empress Michiko a little better. This page describes the disguise Michiko Shoda 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 Michiko Shoda's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Empress Michiko of Japan wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Empress Michiko of Japan wants, Empress Michiko of Japan usually gets.
She is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Empress Michiko 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. Empress Michiko of Japan 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. Empress Michiko of Japan usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Michiko Shoda approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Empress Michiko of Japan 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 Michiko Shoda. When Empress Michiko of Japan 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, Empress Michiko of Japan 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 Empress Michiko of Japan as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Empress Michiko of Japan also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Empress Michiko of Japan has a penetrating intellect and a probing desire to uncover others' deeper motives or the hidden truth about any matter. She is intense and totally disinterested in shallow conversation, and can make some people uncomfortable. Empress Michiko often comes across as a bit caustic or sarcastic, even when she does not mean to.
Empress Michiko of Japan comes across as contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. She watches her step, and frequently withdraws if her environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Michiko Shoda may seem much more conservative than she actually is. Empress Michiko is wary of committing social blunders and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As she matures, Empress Michiko of Japan's confidence is likely to grow because she will learn to depend more on her own self-assessment..
Empress Michiko of Japan appears sympathetic and approachable. Because she uses her feelings and intuition to assess people, others sense that Michiko Shoda understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Empress Michiko of Japan really wants people to know how she feels, and their care and support are very important to her.
Empress Michiko of Japan believes in good fellowship or comradeship and cultivates an active social life. Her relationships tend to be very harmonious and her participation in group efforts is carried out with vigorous and energetic cooperation.
Empress Michiko of Japan tends to lead a very harmonious life and live in peaceful surroundings. Her emotions seem to play a big part in her relationships with others and Michiko Shoda bases her relationships on inner understanding between people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Scorpio Conjunct Ascendant in Scorpio
Saturn Square Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/N. Node
Asc. Conjunct MC/N. Node