approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Gwen's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Gwen Verdon comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Gwen Verdon - 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 Gwen Verdon" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Gwen a little better. This page describes the disguise Verdon wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Gwen Verdon is often receding and withdrawn for she is not an aggressive, forceful person, and she intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Gwen tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing her will upon them is often Verdon's way of dealing with problems.
Gwen Verdon may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. She needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Verdon's emotional balance and well-being.
Gwen Verdon is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Gwen Verdon probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Verdon's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Verdon, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because she is very giving and forgiving, people sense Verdon's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward her when in need. Often Verdon will continue to give to people even when she realizes they are taking advantage of her or becoming overly dependent upon her. Gwen Verdon overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for her own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Verdon's strong points.
Though she may be as intelligent as anyone else, she does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Gwen through logical arguments is often futile. Her feelings, intuition, and heart, not her head, lead her, which may infuriate or bewilder Verdon's more rational friends. Gwen Verdon certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Gwen Verdon has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. She is not as structured and rigid in her attitudes as many people are, which enables Gwen Verdon to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on her part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
Gwen Verdon identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society, and with being a rebel, reformer, nonconformist, or iconoclast. She enjoys being original, unpredictable, and spontaneous, and insists on doing whatever she wishes regardless of tradition, convention, or other people's wishes. Others see Gwen Verdon as "different" yet interesting and exciting.
Gwen Verdon can get by in life almost on her personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Gwen that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually she appears confident and clear about who she is, and it is very difficult not to notice her or feel her influence when Verdon is around.
There is a receptive, elusive quality to Gwen's personality. Verdon can be difficult to pin down, difficult to know, something of a mystery. At times Gwen Verdon may feel frustrated because she feels that she is not being perceived very clearly, that she does not make a powerful impression, that she is easily overlooked or discounted. If she does not wish to be "invisible", Verdon must make some effort to define and clarify - both for herself and for the rest of the world - who Gwen Verdon is. On the other hand, Gwen Verdon may purposely create illusions about herself with the intent to deceive - or entertain - others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Conjunct Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Neptune Quincunx Asc.