J. K. Rowling
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Joanne's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way J. K. Rowling comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner J. K. Rowling - 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 J. K. Rowling" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Joanne a little better. This page describes the disguise Rowling 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, J. K. Rowling 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. Joanne has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. J. K. Rowling very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, Rowling is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often J. K. Rowling will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Rowling's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
Her need to create harmony extends to her physical environment and personal appearance as well. J. K. Rowling 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 Rowling is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Joanne 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 J. K. Rowling - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. J. K. Rowling 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 Joanne.
Others see J. K. Rowling as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face Rowling 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 J. K. Rowling 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 Rowling's way of approaching life. Waiting for someone else to make the first move is not Rowling's style. Though J. K. Rowling 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 Joanne demands too much of them. Surprisingly, J. K. Rowling is often perceived by others as a trouble maker or instigator, even when Rowling's intention is to help and assist them.
Rowling 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 Joanne quite a bit.
She is very sensitive to her surroundings and inclined to be easily influenced by others. J. K. Rowling tends to avoid confrontations, discussions or arguments for fear that she cannot stand up to them.
Other people may consider her environment a bit strange and Rowling likes to surround herself with a certain air of mystery. J. K. Rowling 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
Saturn Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/Neptune
Asc. Conjunct Neptune/Pluto