approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Fairuza's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Fairuza Balk comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Fairuza Balk - 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 Fairuza Balk" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Fairuza a little better. This page describes the disguise Balk wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Fairuza Balk appears gentle and soft, and she acts rather reserved with others until she knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Fairuza has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: her heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for her. Balk tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Balk.
Balk approaches life emotionally and subjectively and she is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around her. Instinctive and non-rational, Fairuza Balk is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for her actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
Her emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Fairuza's thoughts and opinions. She views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach herself from her own personal bias and prejudices. She is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects her and those dear and close to her, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, she may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Fairuza and her near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for her and her near and dear ones, it is no good.
She is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those she cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Fairuza Balk empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, she is easily moved by others' pain, and Fairuza Balk is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
Her moods fluctuate and change frequently and she is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Fairuza Balk communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Fairuza never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to her.
She is rather easily irritated and is apt to strike out somewhat irrationally when the mood strikes her. Though basically kind and sympathetic, Fairuza Balk will aggressively defend and protect those she cherishes (and her own interests). She may even be quite militant under the guise of standing up for her family, or country, or home team. Balk could also be an effective advocate for the rights and needs of children, mothers, and families.
Fairuza Balk 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. Being overly concerned with appearances and surface beauty is possible; and if so, Fairuza Balk may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Fairuza Balk seems quirky, unusual, offbeat and "different". Sometimes it seems that she is trying to provoke people and upset the status quo just by being herself. Balk tends to be restless, excitable, and somewhat ungrounded or nervous as well.
She is charming and friendly to everyone, but may prefer more superficial and frequently changing relationships with people rather than steady and lasting friendships. Some of her meetings with others could come about suddenly.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Conjunct Ascendant in Cancer
Venus Square Asc.
Uranus Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/Uranus