approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Janis' basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Janis Joplin comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Janis Joplin - 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 Janis Joplin" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Janis a little better. This page describes the disguise Joplin 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 Janis Joplin 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. Joplin 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 Janis' 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, Janis Joplin 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. Janis Joplin 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, Janis Joplin is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Joplin probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Joplin's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Janis Joplin as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Janis 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.
Janis Joplin is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Janis Joplin is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Janis Joplin 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 Joplin's work or outside social activities.
She is assertive and bold. Janis Joplin is willing to be the first person to speak up and make her position known, and to strike out on her own if necessary. Janis generally gets along better with men than with women because her approach is quite direct and sometimes tactless and insensitive as well. She can be a bit too forceful. However, Janis Joplin's boldness is her calling card, and most people feels that she can at least be trusted to be honest with them.
Janis Joplin has a tendency to live in a world of her own, a world that is likely to be far from reality. Janis 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:
Mars Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/Neptune