approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Joanna's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Joanna Lumley comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Joanna Lumley - 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 Joanna Lumley" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Joanna a little better. This page describes the disguise Lumley wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Lumley's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Joanna Lumley wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Joanna Lumley wants, Joanna Lumley usually gets.
She is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Joanna wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Joanna Lumley functions well in crisis situations and she often seeks them out, for she enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
She is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Joanna Lumley usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Lumley approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Joanna Lumley also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships she is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until she gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Lumley. When Joanna Lumley commits herself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, she is intensely loyal and devoted to them and she also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If she is ever betrayed by someone she cares deeply for, Joanna Lumley is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as she once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, she is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever she cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in her.
Because of her natural reserve, others may see Joanna Lumley as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Joanna Lumley also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Lumley 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; Joanna Lumley may feel at a loss without them, even if she appears to be the powerful or dominant person in the relationship. Joanna appears self-assured - as long as she is secure in the important relationships in her life.
The effect of her childhood experiences, and the beliefs and attitudes Joanna learned while young, are clearly apparent in her demeanor. It is all right on the surface, but when trouble arises Joanna Lumley seems childish and needy. When she is in smoother waters, she appears to have a vulnerable, trusting nature that brings out the mothering instinct in other people.
To others, Joanna Lumley appears capable, mature, and down to earth. Even when she was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Joanna that inspired people to rely on her. Lumley keeps her cool in most situations.
The initial impression Lumley makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way Joanna thinks and her true opinions are not always readily apparent. Joanna Lumley 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, Joanna Lumley 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 may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally Joanna Lumley does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be Joanna's role to shake things up a bit and she may not be entirely comfortable with this herself.
Joanna Lumley has a dynamic personality and great ability to improvise, but she is likely to surprise, perplex or confuse people in her relationships constantly. Her somewhat eccentric, impulsive and hasty actions could lead to accidents if she is not careful.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Opposition Asc.
Moon Opposition Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Mercury Quincunx Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Uranus