approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Heather's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Heather O'Rourke comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Heather O'Rourke - 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 Heather O'Rourke" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Heather a little better. This page describes the disguise O'Rourke wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Heather O'Rourke meets life head on and throws herself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. She is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all her dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Heather projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. She often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. O'Rourke is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. She likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Heather O'Rourke may feel that she does not fit into groups very well and that she does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. She likes to be either a leader or a loner.
O'Rourke is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. She tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in her outlook, which enables Heather to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Heather O'Rourke feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that she will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not O'Rourke's forte. However, she never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Heather O'Rourke it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
She is scornful of what she sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Heather O'Rourke is not a follower. Others see Heather as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. O'Rourke presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see her vulnerable or insecure side.
Heather O'Rourke radiates a sense of confidence, well-being, and optimism, which inspires trust and good feelings in others. She likes herself and it shows. She expects success in life and she generally achieves it. However, O'Rourke also tends to exaggerate or to overestimate herself, and she can be sloppy and careless when it comes to details.
At times Heather O'Rourke comes across as being rather intense and possibly manipulative or controlling. Or she may get involved in relationships that are "fatal attractions", where she acts out compulsive, intense needs and desires. There is a sexual, seductive quality to O'Rourke's demeanor that others notice right away. This may either repel them or draw them to Heather O'Rourke irresistibly.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness and nonjudgmental acceptance about Heather O'Rourke which draws people in need to her. Because she has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Heather is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Heather O'Rourke needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Conjunct Asc.
Pluto Opposition Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.