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 Steinem comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Gloria Steinem - 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 Steinem" 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 Steinem 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 Steinem's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Gloria Steinem wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Gloria Steinem wants, Gloria Steinem 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 Steinem 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 Steinem usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Steinem approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Gloria Steinem 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 Steinem. When Gloria Steinem 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 Steinem 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 Steinem as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Gloria Steinem also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Her emotional responses, feelings, and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Gloria Steinem could be seen as a rather moody, inconsistent creature. On the other hand, she is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in her. At times Steinem may wish she was not so easy to read.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Gloria's manner and appearance regardless of her chronological age. Gloria Steinem also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Steinem needs mental stimulation from her environment, or she will rapidly get bored.
Gloria Steinem tends to blend in with and take on the characteristics of the people in her surroundings, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of her own. She may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe", and enjoy trying on different personalities at different times.
Gloria Steinem has a big heart, is generous with her affections, and has a strong desire to take care of everyone around her. It is easy for Steinem to establish personal contacts and relationships because of her ability to fully understand others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Square Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/N. Node