approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Judy's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Judy Garland comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Judy Garland - 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 Judy Garland" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Judy a little better. This page describes the disguise Garland wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Judy Garland 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. Judy 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. Garland tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Garland.
Garland 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, Judy Garland 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 Judy'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 Judy 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. Judy Garland empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, she is easily moved by others' pain, and Judy Garland 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. Judy Garland communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Judy never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to her.
She is extremely willful, but she often achieves her desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. She may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or she may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. Judy Garland tends to go to extremes in whatever she does, to be compulsive, and she is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. Judy does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
Judy Garland has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and she likes to do things in a big way. If she does this primarily to impress others, Judy will find that many people prefer to avoid her. Even without meaning to, Garland can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Judy Garland appears to be liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual, or off the beaten track arouses her interest. Garland infuses her environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Judy Garland does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
She is discrete, tactful and adaptable, and has the ability to create a beautiful environment. Judy Garland has a knack for entertaining people and appreciates pleasing manners and proper behavior when she is with others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Venus