approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Gillian's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Gillian Anderson comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Gillian Anderson - 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 Gillian Anderson" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Gillian a little better. This page describes the disguise Anderson 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, Gillian Anderson 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. Gillian has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Gillian Anderson very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, Anderson is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Gillian Anderson will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Anderson'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. Gillian Anderson 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 Anderson is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Gillian 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 Gillian Anderson - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Gillian Anderson 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 Gillian.
Others see Gillian Anderson as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face Anderson 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 Gillian Anderson usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Gillian Anderson seems like a loner or isolationist at times, and it may be difficult to get to know her or form close friendships with her. To others, Gillian may appear standoffish, as if she were judging them from afar.
At times her feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and overly forceful approach get Gillian into trouble. Gillian Anderson tends to take offense when none was intended. She may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Gillian Anderson needs to moderate her temper in order to avoid constant irritation with those in her environment.
Gillian Anderson has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". Her personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Gillian coaxes rather than coerces. However, if she does not get what she wants, Gillian Anderson is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what she needs, or doing it for herself. Anderson seems to need others' approval first.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Opposition Asc.
Mars Square Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.