approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Joanne's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Joanne Woodward comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Joanne Woodward - 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 Joanne Woodward" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Joanne a little better. This page describes the disguise Woodward wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, she is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Joanne Woodward frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. She is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Woodward, and she tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. She is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
She is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning her moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. She is willing to work long and persistently for what she wants and she often does things the hard way. Joanne does not expect others to take care of her and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. She is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about her approach. She is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with her duties to others and how she comes across socially - her "rank" so to speak.
To others Joanne Woodward seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Joanne dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display her feelings, especially the more tender ones. Woodward likes to always appear poised and in control; and she hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in her armor.
Joanne Woodward respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and she feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Woodward's guide in life, and she in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which she likes to impart to younger people.
Joanne Woodward has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to her personality. She expects much from herself and may not give herself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
She also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve her money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Joanne Woodward spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in her. Joanne exercises great self-discipline and self-control and she can "do without" very well. Her tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though she may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Woodward shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Joanne Woodward has a mature and rather heavy, solemn demeanor, and she tends to take herself and life too seriously. She possesses a great deal of self-control, self-discipline, and a very dominant conscience. She may be dogged by feelings of personal inadequacy and inhibition. Joanne Woodward seems authoritarian to others.
Joanne Woodward seems quirky, unusual, offbeat and "different". Sometimes it seems that she is trying to provoke people and upset the status quo just by being herself. Woodward tends to be restless, excitable, and somewhat ungrounded or nervous as well.
Joanne Woodward can get by in life almost by personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Joanne that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually she appears confident and clear about who she is, and it is very difficult not to notice her or feel her influence when Woodward is around.
Joanne Woodward has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". Her personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Joanne coax rather than coerce. However, if she does not get what she wants, Joanne Woodward is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what she needs, or doing for herself. Woodward seems to need others' approval first.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Conjunct Asc.
Uranus Square Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.