approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Kalpana's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Kalpana Chawla comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Kalpana Chawla - 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 Kalpana Chawla" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Kalpana a little better. This page describes the disguise Chawla wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if she strongly disagrees with someone, Kalpana Chawla will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. She often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Kalpana has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Kalpana Chawla very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, Chawla is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Kalpana Chawla will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Chawla's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
Her need to create harmony extends to her physical environment and personal appearance as well. Kalpana Chawla appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. She does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From her home furnishings to her choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
She also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Chawla is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Kalpana possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to her and finding the right person to share her life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Kalpana Chawla - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Kalpana Chawla does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on her partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being herself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Kalpana.
Others see Kalpana Chawla as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face Chawla shows to the world. She possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. Her motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Kalpana Chawla usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
She may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if she cannot sit still. Kalpana Chawla seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Kalpana tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
Kalpana Chawla seems tolerant, broad-minded, and well-educated or as if she has traveled widely. She radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Chawla is apt to have a significant impact on the people she encounters, without even realizing it - a positive, encouraging one.
Kalpana Chawla tends to be somewhat inhibited and may feel uncomfortable when she is with other people. Kalpana should try to avoid unpleasant, untruthful or deceptive individuals in order to prevent misunderstandings or disappointments.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Neptune/N. Node