approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Illeana's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Illeana Douglas comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Illeana Douglas - 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 Illeana Douglas" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Illeana a little better. This page describes the disguise Douglas wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if she strongly disagrees with someone, Illeana Douglas will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. She often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Illeana has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Illeana Douglas very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, Douglas is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Illeana Douglas will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Douglas' politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
Her need to create harmony extends to her physical environment and personal appearance as well. Illeana Douglas appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. She does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From her home furnishings to her choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
She also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Douglas is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Illeana possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to her and finding the right person to share her life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Illeana Douglas - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Illeana Douglas does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on her partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being herself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Illeana.
Others see Illeana Douglas as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face Douglas shows to the world. She possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. Her motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Illeana Douglas usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Assertiveness and confrontation is very much part of Douglas' way of approaching life. Waiting for someone else to make the first move is not Douglas' style. Though Illeana Douglas values harmony and pleasantness, she often feels that others are trying to control her or are not trying to cooperate with her. Others feel that Illeana demands too much of them. Surprisingly, Illeana Douglas is often perceived by others as a trouble maker or instigator, even when Douglas' intention is to help and assist them.
Illeana Douglas seems tolerant, broad-minded, and well-educated or as if she has traveled widely. She radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Douglas is apt to have a significant impact on the people she encounters, without even realizing it - a positive, encouraging one.
Douglas 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 Illeana quite a bit.
Other people may consider her environment a bit strange and Douglas likes to surround herself with a certain air of mystery. Illeana Douglas tends to be very secretive and is likely to exert her power from behind the scenes.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Conjunct Ascendant in Libra
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Saturn Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Neptune/Pluto