approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jane's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Jane Birkin comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jane Birkin - 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 Jane Birkin" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jane a little better. This page describes the disguise Birkin wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, she is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Jane Birkin is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. She is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Birkin sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and she wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to her community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Jane's whole outlook and approach to life. She is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only her own personal well-being.
Sometimes she may overlook or ignore her own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to her ideals of how one should feel or act. Though she has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Jane Birkin herself is sometimes dogmatic about her beliefs and ideologies.
She is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and she is eclectic and cosmopolitan in her tastes. She may consider herself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Jane Birkin is strongly influenced by her peer group and the flavor of the times in which she grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. She is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Jane Birkin is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Birkin probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Birkin's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Jane Birkin as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Jane does not often show her emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for she tends to be very rational.
Jane Birkin is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Jane Birkin is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Jane Birkin needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Birkin's work or outside social activities.
Jane Birkin seems like a loner or isolationist at times, and it may be difficult to get to know her or form close friendships with her. To others, Jane may appear standoffish, as if she judges them from afar.
At times Jane Birkin comes across to others as being rather intense and possibly manipulative or controlling. Or she may get involved in relationships which are "fatal attractions", where she acts out compulsive, intense needs and desires. There is a sexual, seductive quality in Birkin's glance or manner that others notice right away. This may either repel them or draw them to Jane Birkin irresistibly.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about Jane Birkin which draws people in need to her. Because she has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Jane is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Jane Birkin needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
In significant ways, Birkin's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way she presents herself. As a result of this inconsistency, Jane Birkin may be uncomfortable showing her instinctive responses and true feelings. She may put them aside, maybe even be ashamed of them.
When Jane Birkin is in an emotionally charged situation, those who do not know her well may be quite surprised at her reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept herself, so that she does not act as if her emotional needs and impulses did not count for very much.
Jane Birkin tends to be extremely hard on herself and others. She may have been brought up under difficult circumstances and now feels that life is very tough. Jane does her duty, expects the same from others, and has no pity for anyone.
Jane Birkin tends to be somewhat inhibited and may feel uncomfortable when she is with other people. Jane should try to avoid unpleasant, untruthful or deceptive individuals in order to prevent misunderstandings or disappointments.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Opposition Asc.
Pluto Opposition Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Saturn/Pluto
Asc. Opposition Neptune/N. Node