approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Josephine's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Josephine Baker comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Josephine Baker - 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 Josephine Baker" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Josephine a little better. This page describes the disguise Baker 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, Josephine Baker always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Baker will simply refuse to attempt something because she feels she cannot meet her own high standards.
Josephine Baker 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. Josephine Baker also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in her choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Baker's environment is very important to Baker.
Baker 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. Josephine Baker 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, Josephine rarely falls flat on her face and what she does, she does very well.
Others see Josephine Baker as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Baker 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. Josephine 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.
She may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if she cannot sit still. Josephine Baker seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Josephine tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
Josephine Baker appears to be liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual, or off the beaten track arouses her interest. Baker infuses her environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Josephine Baker does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
Others are attracted to Baker because of her light-hearted, cheerful and optimistic personality. Very charming, Josephine Baker is likely to give frequent compliments. She is very affectionate toward others and has a need to be in active relationships with people.
Josephine Baker has a sympathetic understanding of others and the ability to see through people. Very sensitive, her emotional state depends a lot on the influence of her immediate surroundings and relationships. For this reason others may see Josephine as a somewhat unstable person.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Venus
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Neptune