approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Gwyneth's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Gwyneth Paltrow comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Gwyneth Paltrow - 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 Gwyneth Paltrow" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Gwyneth a little better. This page describes the disguise Paltrow 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 In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Gwyneth Paltrow is often receding and withdrawn for she is not an aggressive, forceful person, and she intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Gwyneth 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 Paltrow's way of dealing with problems.
Gwyneth Paltrow 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 Paltrow's emotional balance and well-being.
Gwyneth Paltrow is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Gwyneth Paltrow probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Paltrow's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Paltrow, 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 Paltrow's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward her when in need. Often Paltrow will continue to give to people even when she realizes they are taking advantage of her or becoming overly dependent upon her. Gwyneth Paltrow overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for her own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Paltrow'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 Gwyneth through logical arguments is often futile. Her feelings, intuition, and heart, not her head, lead her, which may infuriate or bewilder Paltrow's more rational friends. Gwyneth Paltrow certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Gwyneth Paltrow 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 Gwyneth Paltrow 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.
Her emotional responses, feelings, and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Gwyneth Paltrow 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 Paltrow may wish she was not so easy to read.
Gwyneth Paltrow 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 Gwyneth Paltrow 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.
The image that Gwyneth Paltrow projects to the world and the person she really is inside, are considerably different. So much so that at times Gwyneth may feel that people do not see or know the real her. They respond to the face they see, and the initial impression Paltrow makes may actually be misleading. Within her, also, there is much complexity and tension, and Gwyneth Paltrow often feels that she needs to change herself in significant ways or that she continually holds back essential aspects of hers.
Gwyneth Paltrow has a sympathetic understanding of others and the ability to see through people. Very sensitive, her emotional state depends a lot on the influence of her immediate surroundings and relationships. For this reason others may see Gwyneth as a somewhat unstable person.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Square Asc.
Neptune Square Asc.
Sun Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Neptune