approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Irina's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Irina SpÓrlea comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Irina SpÓrlea - 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 Irina SpÓrlea" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Irina a little better. This page describes the disguise SpÓrlea wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Irina SpÓrlea appears gentle and soft, and she acts rather reserved with others until she knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Irina has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: her heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for her. SpÓrlea tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to SpÓrlea.
SpÓrlea approaches life emotionally and subjectively and she is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around her. Instinctive and non-rational, Irina SpÓrlea is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for her actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
Her emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Irina's thoughts and opinions. She views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach herself from her own personal bias and prejudices. She is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects her and those dear and close to her, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, she may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Irina and her near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for her and her near and dear ones, it is no good.
She is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those she cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Irina SpÓrlea empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, she is easily moved by others' pain, and Irina SpÓrlea is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
Her moods fluctuate and change frequently and she is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Irina SpÓrlea communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Irina never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to her.
The way Irina SpÓrlea comes across to others, particularly at first impression, tends to conceal certain important facets of her character. Specifically, what gives Irina pleasure, how she likes to give and receive affection, and what she seeks in friendship or love relationships are not at all apparent based on SpÓrlea's outward demeanor. Irina SpÓrlea seems to send mixed signals, and this can create a bit of confusion for the people who are interested in getting close to her or knowing her on more than a superficial level.
Irina SpÓrlea has a tendency to react violently to the influence of her surroundings and to throw herself headlong into everything she does, suffering the consequences later on. Until Irina learns to alter her conduct, there are likely to be many upsets in her relationships.
Irina SpÓrlea has a kind and loving nature and she radiates friendliness and warmth wherever she goes. Because of her obliging and cordial manner, SpÓrlea is likely to have many harmonious relationships with others.
Irina SpÓrlea has a tendency to live in a world of her own, a world that is likely to be far from reality. Irina wants to make a big impression, and with her dazzling personality she knows how to put on a brilliant show.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Pluto
Asc. Opposition Venus/N. Node
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/Neptune