approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Josie's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Josie Maran comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Josie Maran - 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 Josie Maran" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Josie a little better. This page describes the disguise Maran wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Josie Maran likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. She is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. She is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Maran must have something of her own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that she can develop and manage according to her own will and vision. Whatever Josie does, she does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. She likes to put her own personal stamp on it.
Josie Maran also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats her in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Maran will rarely confront the offender - she is too proud to do so - but she will lose her affection and respect for them. Josie dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Maran admires others who are strong individuals like herself. When Josie Maran befriends someone, Maran is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. She is very giving and generous, but her gifts are never anonymous - Josie expects recognition and appreciation for them. She also expects the intense loyalty that she offers to her dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Josie Maran often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as herself, for she does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If she is not in the leading role, she aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Josie Maran has great heart and courage, and people often look to her for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Josie always puts her best face forward and rarely allows others to see her hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Josie Maran also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although she does not like others to realize just how important it is to her.
Her outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. Her own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Josie more than anything else. Josie Maran feels that if she does her best where she is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
She is forceful and energetic and goes for what she wants quite aggressively. She is a doer and an achiever and has a positive "I can" attitude. She may run over people and stir up opposition and conflict because Josie Maran tends to be very self-centered, or simply oblivious to the needs and intentions of others.
Josie Maran comes across as quirky, unusual, offbeat and "different". Sometimes she appears to provoke people and upset the status quo just by being herself. Maran tends to be restless, excitable and somewhat ungrounded or nervous as well.
Josie Maran 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. Josie coaxes rather than coerces. However, if she does not get what she wants, Josie Maran is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what she needs, or doing it for herself. Maran seems to need others' approval first.
Josie has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes facets of life. She may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Josie's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
Josie Maran 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 Josie learns to alter her conduct, there are likely to be many upsets in her relationships.
Josie Maran has a kind and loving nature and she radiates friendliness and warmth wherever she goes. Because of her obliging and cordial manner, Maran is likely to have many harmonious relationships with others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Conjunct Asc.
Uranus Square Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Pluto
Asc. Conjunct Venus/N. Node