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 Sheperd comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Karen Sheperd - 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 Sheperd" 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 Sheperd wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, she is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Karen Sheperd is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. She is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Sheperd sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and she wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to her community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Karen's whole outlook and approach to life. She is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only her own personal well-being.
Sometimes she may overlook or ignore her own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to her ideals of how one should feel or act. Though she has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Karen Sheperd herself is sometimes dogmatic about her beliefs and ideologies.
She is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and she is eclectic and cosmopolitan in her tastes. She may consider herself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Karen Sheperd is strongly influenced by her peer group and the flavor of the times in which she grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. She is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Karen Sheperd is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Sheperd probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Sheperd's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Karen Sheperd as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Karen does not often show her emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for she tends to be very rational.
Karen Sheperd is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Karen Sheperd is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Karen Sheperd needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Sheperd's work or outside social activities.
Karen Sheperd radiates a sense of confidence, well-being, and optimism, which inspires trust and good feelings in others. She likes herself and it shows. She expects success in life and she generally achieves it. However, Sheperd also tends to exaggerate or to overestimate herself, and she can be sloppy and careless when it comes to details.
She may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Karen Sheperd 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 Sheperd appears to be sweet to other people, and she knows how to use charm, persuasion and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get her point across. She may be overly concerned with appearances and superficial beauty, in which case Karen Sheperd may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
She is assertive and bold. Karen Sheperd is willing to be the first person to speak up and make her position known, and to strike out on her own if necessary. Karen generally gets along better with men than with women because her approach is quite direct and sometimes tactless and insensitive as well. She can be a bit too forceful. However, Karen Sheperd's boldness is her calling card, and most people feel that she can at least be trusted to be honest with them.
She may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally Karen Sheperd does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be Karen's role to shake things up a bit and she may not be entirely comfortable with this herself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Conjunct Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Venus Square Asc.
Mars Sextile Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.