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 Lawrence comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Gertrude Lawrence - 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 Lawrence" 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 Lawrence wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, she is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. She is quite humble in her own assessment of herself; she seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well she does something, Gertrude Lawrence always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Lawrence will simply refuse to attempt something because she feels she cannot meet her own high standards.
Gertrude Lawrence has an eye for detail and she gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. She is hard to please and her relationships with others may suffer because of this. Gertrude Lawrence also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in her choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Lawrence's environment is very important to Lawrence.
Lawrence steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, she is unlikely to dive into it. Gertrude Lawrence tends to underestimate her own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits her spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of hers. On the other hand, Gertrude rarely falls flat on her face and what she does, she does very well.
Others see Gertrude Lawrence as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Lawrence has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to her. Her clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though she is really quite helpful and caring, she does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Gertrude may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than she really is at heart. She is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
She is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but she is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamorous position in life.
Gertrude Lawrence is extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around her, and at times she can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for her, as Gertrude Lawrence tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever she is with. She may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person she is with the most.
Gertrude Lawrence appears sympathetic and approachable. Because she uses her feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that Lawrence understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Gertrude Lawrence really wants people to know how she feels, and their care and support are very important to her.
She is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Gertrude Lawrence is or what she wants - she is pretty much up front. Gertrude radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when she is at her best. She seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Gertrude Lawrence has a dynamic personality and great ability to improvise, but she is likely to surprise, perplex or confuse people in her relationships constantly. Her somewhat eccentric, impulsive and hasty actions could lead to accidents if she is not careful.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Square Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Uranus