approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Katharine's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Katharine Hepburn comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Katharine Hepburn - 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 Katharine Hepburn" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Katharine a little better. This page describes the disguise Hepburn wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Hepburn's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Katharine Hepburn wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Katharine Hepburn wants, Katharine Hepburn usually gets.
She is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Katharine wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Katharine Hepburn functions well in crisis situations and she often seeks them out, for she enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
She is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Katharine Hepburn usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Hepburn approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Katharine Hepburn also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships she is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until she gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Hepburn. When Katharine Hepburn commits herself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, she is intensely loyal and devoted to them and she also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If she is ever betrayed by someone she cares deeply for, Katharine Hepburn is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as she once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, she is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever she cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in her.
Because of her natural reserve, others may see Katharine Hepburn as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Katharine Hepburn also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
She is highly verbal and communicative. Connecting with and talking to other people are key aspects of Katharine's personality. Katharine Hepburn may seem to be a busybody to others sometimes. She may also depend too much on other people's advice or feedback before making up her own mind, and Hepburn may thus appear to be indecisive.
Katharine Hepburn seems tolerant, broad-minded, and well-educated or as if she has traveled widely. She radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Hepburn is apt to have a significant impact on the people she encounters, without even realizing it - a positive, encouraging one.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about Katharine Hepburn which draws people in need to her. Because she has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Katharine is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Katharine Hepburn needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Others are attracted to Hepburn because of her light-hearted, cheerful and optimistic personality. Very charming, Katharine Hepburn is likely to give frequent compliments. She is very affectionate toward others and has a need to be in active relationships with people.
Katharine Hepburn tends to be extremely hard on herself and others. She may have been brought up under difficult circumstances and now feels that life is very tough. Katharine does her duty, expects the same from others, and has no pity for anyone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Opposition Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Venus
Asc. Opposition Saturn/Pluto