approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Joan's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Joan Rivers comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Joan Rivers - 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 Joan Rivers" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Joan a little better. This page describes the disguise Rivers wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Joan Rivers meets life head on and throws herself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. She is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all her dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Joan projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. She often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Rivers is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. She likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Joan Rivers may feel that she does not fit into groups very well and that she does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. She likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Rivers is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. She tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in her outlook, which enables Joan to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Joan Rivers feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that she will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Rivers' forte. However, she never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Joan Rivers it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
She is scornful of what she sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Joan Rivers is not a follower. Others see Joan as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Rivers presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see her vulnerable or insecure side.
She may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Joan Rivers seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Joan tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
Joan Rivers appears to be sweet to other people, and she knows how to use charm, persuasion and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get her point across. She may be overly concerned with appearances and superficial beauty, in which case Joan Rivers may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Joan Rivers has a tendency to react violently to the influence of her surroundings and to throw herself headlong into everything she does, suffering the consequences later on. Until Joan learns to alter her conduct, there are likely to be many upsets in her relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Venus Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Pluto