approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Gertrude's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Gertrude Ederle comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Gertrude Ederle - 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 Gertrude Ederle" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Gertrude a little better. This page describes the disguise Ederle wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, she is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Gertrude Ederle frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. She is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Ederle, and she tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. She is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
She is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning her moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. She is willing to work long and persistently for what she wants and she often does things the hard way. Gertrude does not expect others to take care of her and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. She is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about her approach. She is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with her duties to others and how she comes across socially - her "rank" so to speak.
To others Gertrude Ederle seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Gertrude dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display her feelings, especially the more tender ones. Ederle likes to always appear poised and in control; and she hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in her armor.
Gertrude Ederle respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and she feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Ederle's guide in life, and she in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which she likes to impart to younger people.
Gertrude Ederle has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to her personality. She expects much from herself and may not give herself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
She also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve her money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Gertrude Ederle spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in her. Gertrude exercises great self-discipline and self-control and she can "do without" very well. Her tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though she may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Ederle shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Gertrude Ederle appears to have a very honorable and generous attitude toward others, as if she has their best interests at heart. Because others view Ederle as a tolerant, understanding, and even wise person, they may also turn to her for counsel.
She may seem to others to be very gentle, malleable, and easily taken in. As a result, people can take advantage of Gertrude Ederle, especially through her pity or sympathy. If Gertrude seems to be continually disappointed by or deceived by others, she should try to see how her own naiveté may be contributing to these situations.
Gertrude Ederle appears responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities which encourage others to take her seriously. She is unlikely to present herself as more than she is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Gertrude Ederle seemed mature for her age.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Opposition Asc.
Neptune Opposition Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.