approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Helene's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Helene Costello comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Helene Costello - 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 Helene Costello" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Helene a little better. This page describes the disguise Costello 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, Helene Costello always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Costello will simply refuse to attempt something because she feels she cannot meet her own high standards.
Helene Costello 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. Helene Costello also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in her choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Costello's environment is very important to Costello.
Costello 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. Helene Costello 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, Helene rarely falls flat on her face and what she does, she does very well.
Others see Helene Costello as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Costello 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. Helene 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 distinct from the face the world generally sees, Helene Costello has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in her environment. She may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Helene Costello often does not get the full recognition she yearns for.
Her emotional responses, feelings and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Helene Costello could come across as rather moody and fickle. On the other hand, she is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in her. At times Costello may wish she were not so easy to read.
Helene Costello has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". Her personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Helene coaxes rather than coerces. However, if she does not get what she wants, Helene Costello is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what she needs, or doing it for herself. Costello seems to need others' approval first.
Helene Costello has a strong desire to constantly be in the limelight and she considers second place as a failure. Costello is very self-confident, has the ability to mold her surrounding to her own needs and is likely to furnish her home according to her taste.
She is likely to live in an unusual or somewhat restless environment. Helene Costello needs her freedom and may be a bit inconsiderate and combative toward others at times. Helene has a strong desire to exceed her limits, even if it means having to use force.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Moon Square Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/Uranus
Asc. Opposition Uranus/Pluto