approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Karen's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Karen Baldwin comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Karen Baldwin - 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 Karen Baldwin" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Karen a little better. This page describes the disguise Baldwin wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, she is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Karen Baldwin frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. She is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Baldwin, and she tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. She is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
She is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning her moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. She is willing to work long and persistently for what she wants and she often does things the hard way. Karen does not expect others to take care of her and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. She is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about her approach. She is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with her duties to others and how she comes across socially - her "rank" so to speak.
To others Karen Baldwin seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Karen dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display her feelings, especially the more tender ones. Baldwin likes to always appear poised and in control; and she hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in her armor.
Karen Baldwin respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and she feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Baldwin's guide in life, and she in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which she likes to impart to younger people.
Karen Baldwin has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to her personality. She expects much from herself and may not give herself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
She also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve her money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Karen Baldwin spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in her. Karen exercises great self-discipline and self-control and she can "do without" very well. Her tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though she may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Baldwin shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
She may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Karen Baldwin seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Karen tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
Karen Baldwin comes across as liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual or off the beaten track arouses her interest. Baldwin infuses her environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Karen Baldwin does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
Others are attracted to Baldwin because of her light-hearted, cheerful and optimistic personality. Karen Baldwin is very charming and is likely to give frequent compliments. She is very affectionate toward others and has a need to be in active relationships with people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Venus