approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Erika's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Erika Christensen comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Erika Christensen - 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 Erika Christensen" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Erika a little better. This page describes the disguise Christensen wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if she strongly disagrees with someone, Erika Christensen will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. She often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Erika has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Erika Christensen very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, Christensen is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Erika Christensen will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Christensen's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
Her need to create harmony extends to her physical environment and personal appearance as well. Erika Christensen appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. She does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From her home furnishings to her choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
She also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Christensen is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Erika possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to her and finding the right person to share her life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Erika Christensen - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Erika Christensen does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on her partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being herself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Erika.
Others see Erika Christensen as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face Christensen shows to the world. She possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. Her motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Erika Christensen usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Erika Christensen radiates a sense of confidence, well-being, and optimism, which inspires trust and good feelings in others. She likes herself and it shows. She expects success in life and she generally achieves it. However, Christensen also tends to exaggerate or to overestimate herself, and she can be sloppy and careless when it comes to details.
Erika Christensen can get by in life almost by personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Erika that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually she appears confident and clear about who she is, and it is very difficult not to notice her or feel her influence when Christensen is around.
Erika Christensen has a sympathetic understanding of others and the ability to see through people. Very sensitive, her emotional state depends a lot on the influence of her immediate surroundings and relationships. For this reason others may see Erika as a somewhat unstable person.
Erika Christensen tends to think of work as a hard and necessary chore and she may feel that she has little freedom of movement because of pressure caused by her surroundings. Christensen is likely to feel hemmed in and consider dealing with others quite burdensome.
She is a born leader and wants to be in power and control of her environment. Far-sighted and prudent, Erika Christensen has the ability to organize projects, and personal advancement and public success is likely to be hers.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Conjunct Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Neptune
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Saturn
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Pluto