Helena Bonham Carter
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Helena's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Helena Bonham Carter comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Helena Bonham Carter - 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 Helena Bonham Carter" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Helena a little better. This page describes the disguise Bonham Carter wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, she is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. She is quite humble in her own assessment of herself; she seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well she does something, Helena Bonham Carter always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Bonham Carter will simply refuse to attempt something because she feels she cannot meet her own high standards.
Helena Bonham Carter has an eye for detail and she gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. She is hard to please and her relationships with others may suffer because of this. Helena Bonham Carter also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in her choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Bonham Carter's environment is very important to Bonham Carter.
Bonham Carter steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, she is unlikely to dive into it. Helena Bonham Carter tends to underestimate her own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits her spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of hers. On the other hand, Helena rarely falls flat on her face and what she does, she does very well.
Others see Helena Bonham Carter as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Bonham Carter has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to her. Her clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though she is really quite helpful and caring, she does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Helena may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than she really is at heart. She is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
She is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but she is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamorous position in life.
Despite the fact that her core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Helena Bonham Carter has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in her environment. She may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Helena Bonham Carter often does not get the full recognition she wishes for.
She may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if she cannot sit still. Helena Bonham Carter seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Helena tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
At times her feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and a too-forceful approach get Helena into trouble. Helena Bonham Carter tends to take offense when none was intended. She may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Helena Bonham Carter needs to moderate her temper to avoid constant irritation with those in her environment.
Bonham Carter projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that she is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Helena Bonham Carter generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to her, and it may seem that she Helena somehow luckier than other people. Mostly this is due to the confidence that Helena Bonham Carter emanates.
Bonham Carter may well have been discouraged from freely expressing herself, and an overemphasis on being acceptable, conforming to certain standards and expectations, and generally not getting out of line is apt to inhibit Helena quite a bit.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Mars Square Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.
Saturn Quincunx Asc.