approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Gloria's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Gloria Estefan comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Gloria Estefan - 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 Gloria Estefan" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Gloria a little better. This page describes the disguise Estefan wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Estefan's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Gloria Estefan wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Gloria Estefan wants, Gloria Estefan usually gets.
She is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Gloria wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Gloria Estefan functions well in crisis situations and she often seeks them out, for she enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
She is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Gloria Estefan usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Estefan approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Gloria Estefan also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships she is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until she gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Estefan. When Gloria Estefan commits herself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, she is intensely loyal and devoted to them and she also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If she is ever betrayed by someone she cares deeply for, Gloria Estefan is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as she once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, she is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever she cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in her.
Because of her natural reserve, others may see Gloria Estefan as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Gloria Estefan also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Gloria Estefan which may make people around her distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Gloria she is constantly scanning their inner motives, and she probably is. Estefan sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and she may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which she perceives so clearly) against them. At times though, Gloria Estefan may be too suspicious and assigns negative intentions to innocent people. Gloria should avoid looking always on the dark side.
Gloria Estefan comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable, and communicative. She is quite curious and interested in the people and events around her, and cannot resist commenting about them.
Estefan also needs to be busy and active, and she moves quickly. Gloria Estefan also appears to be restless. Keeping her mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Gloria Estefan tends to be somewhat inhibited and does not want to attract attention to her. She is likely to think that other people are more important than she is and prefers to live in seclusion.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Square Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/N. Node