approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Isolde's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Isolde Kostner comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Isolde Kostner - 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 Isolde Kostner" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Isolde a little better. This page describes the disguise Kostner wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Isolde Kostner has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and her two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though she may, on occasion, have her head in the clouds). Others often see Kostner as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. She is, in fact, amazingly consistent for she possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to her regular routine. Isolde does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though she has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Isolde Kostner is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. She follows her own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before she feels sure about it. Kostner can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. She will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something she does not want to do.
When Kostner has a purpose, she is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. Her obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make her flare up or respond to their anger. Isolde Kostner appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind her easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Isolde often wins simply due to her relentless persistence and her ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for her reluctance to make changes is her very strong need for security. Isolde is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and she also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of her own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Kostner's hankering for permanence is that she easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Isolde Kostner has a keen appreciation of the natural world and she derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. She is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and she knows how to enjoy herself. Kostner is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. She is also a great lover of beauty and her tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
At times her feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and overly forceful approach get Isolde into trouble. Isolde Kostner 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. Isolde Kostner needs to moderate her temper in order to avoid constant irritation with those in her environment.
Isolde Kostner comes across as responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities that encourage others to take her seriously. She is unlikely to present herself as more than she is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Isolde Kostner was mature for her age.
There is a receptive, elusive quality to Isolde's personality. Kostner can be difficult to pin down, difficult to know, something of a mystery. At times Isolde Kostner may feel frustrated because she feels that she is not being perceived very clearly, that she does not make a powerful impression, that she is easily overlooked or discounted. If she does not wish to be "invisible", Kostner must make some effort to define and clarify - both for herself and for the rest of the world - who Isolde Kostner is. On the other hand, Isolde Kostner may purposely create illusions about herself with the intent to deceive - or entertain - others.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Isolde that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Isolde Kostner may be on the surface, she is also a force to be reckoned with. Isolde has causes, passions or desires that drive her and when one of these is aroused Kostner is quite zealous in her pursuit or defense of it.
Isolde Kostner feels good about herself and enjoys good relationships with her friends and neighbors. She exchanges ideas with them in a very relaxed and open manner, and she is always willing to learn more about herself, the world and other people.
Isolde has an open and cheerful manner and attracts attention because of her good taste in clothing, hairstyle and general appearance. Isolde has the ability to create a harmonious environment and relationships and she is happy and confident in the company of others.
Kostner is likely to go her own way in life and she has a tendency to stay secluded from others. Isolde Kostner is always preoccupied with her own thoughts and ideas and gives other people the impression that she does not want to be bothered with their problems.
Other people may consider her environment a bit strange and Kostner likes to surround herself with a certain air of mystery. Isolde Kostner tends to be very secretive and is likely to exert her power from behind the scenes.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Square Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Neptune Quincunx Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Moon
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Jupiter
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Saturn
Asc. Opposition Neptune/Pluto