approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jean's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Jean Auel comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jean Auel - 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 Jean Auel" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jean a little better. This page describes the disguise Auel wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, she is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. She is quite humble in her own assessment of herself; she seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well she does something, Jean Auel always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Auel will simply refuse to attempt something because she feels she cannot meet her own high standards.
Jean Auel has an eye for detail and she gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. She is hard to please and her relationships with others may suffer because of this. Jean Auel also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in her choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Auel's environment is very important to Auel.
Auel steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, she is unlikely to dive into it. Jean Auel tends to underestimate her own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits her spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of hers. On the other hand, Jean rarely falls flat on her face and what she does, she does very well.
Others see Jean Auel as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Auel has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to her. Her clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though she is really quite helpful and caring, she does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Jean may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than she really is at heart. She is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
She is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but she is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamorous position in life.
Auel draws much of her energy and sense of self from her relationships with others. She is inextricably connected with the significant others in her life; Jean Auel may feel at a loss without them, even if she appears to be the powerful or dominant person in the relationship. Jean appears self-assured - as long as she is secure in the important relationships in her life.
Jean Auel appears to be liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual, or off the beaten track arouses her interest. Auel infuses her environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Jean Auel does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
The initial impression Auel makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way Jean thinks and her true opinions are not always readily apparent. Jean Auel may try to clothe her ideas and thoughts in terms that tend to mute them rather than clarify them. For instance, she may have a very definite, unambiguous opinion, but state it in such a gentle, tactful manner that it seems that she does not believe it as vigorously as she does. This creates miscommunication or misunderstandings at times. On another level, Jean Auel tends to become scattered and nervous when she is out of balance. She needs clarity and order in her environment to be at her finest.
She is intellectually alive, curious and willing to learn. Intellectually competitive, Jean Auel is fond of debating with others and could have some stormy proceedings. Jean present her position skillfully, defends it ably and finds satisfaction in doing so.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Opposition Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Mercury Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Mars