approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Joni's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Joni Mitchell comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Joni Mitchell - 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 Joni Mitchell" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Joni a little better. This page describes the disguise Mitchell wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Joni Mitchell appears gentle and soft, and she acts rather reserved with others until she knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Joni has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: her heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for her. Mitchell tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Mitchell.
Mitchell approaches life emotionally and subjectively and she is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around her. Instinctive and non-rational, Joni Mitchell is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for her actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
Her emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Joni's thoughts and opinions. She views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach herself from her own personal bias and prejudices. She is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects her and those dear and close to her, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, she may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Joni and her near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for her and her near and dear ones, it is no good.
She is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those she cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Joni Mitchell empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, she is easily moved by others' pain, and Joni Mitchell is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
Her moods fluctuate and change frequently and she is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Joni Mitchell communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Joni never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to her.
Joni Mitchell radiates a sense of pride, self-assurance, and a definite awareness of her own importance. It is hard to ignore Mitchell when she is present, and her personality may overshadow or dominate the scene.
Joni Mitchell appears sympathetic and approachable. Because she uses her feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that Mitchell understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Joni Mitchell really wants people to know how she feels, and their care and support are very important to her.
Joni Mitchell feels good about herself and enjoys good relationships with her friends and neighbors. She exchanges ideas with them in a very relaxed and open manner, always willing to learn more about herself, the world and other people.
Mitchell has a well developed personality and tends to base her relationships with others on a more personal level. Joni Mitchell is inclined to seek mental or intellectual relationships and also has a strong desire for soul-unions.
Mitchell's intellect and her emotions are well balanced. Joni has the ability to manage her feelings superbly and have a cautious, adaptable and open way about her. Joni Mitchell likes to associate with the public and has an understanding for the "man on the street".
Joni Mitchell tends to be somewhat inhibited and does not want to attract attention to her. She is likely to think that other people are more important than she is and prefers to live in seclusion.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Trine Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Moon
Asc. Opposition Sun/MC
Asc. Opposition Moon/Mercury
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/N. Node