approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Laura's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Laura Dern comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Laura Dern - 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 Laura Dern" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Laura a little better. This page describes the disguise Dern wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Laura Dern is often receding and withdrawn for she is not an aggressive, forceful person, and she intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Laura tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing her will upon them is often Dern's way of dealing with problems.
Laura Dern may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. She needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Dern's emotional balance and well-being.
Laura Dern is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Laura Dern probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Dern's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Dern, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because she is very giving and forgiving, people sense Dern's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward her when in need. Often Dern will continue to give to people even when she realizes they are taking advantage of her or becoming overly dependent upon her. Laura Dern overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for her own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Dern's strong points.
Though she may be as intelligent as anyone else, she does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Laura through logical arguments is often futile. Her feelings, intuition, and heart, not her head, lead her, which may infuriate or bewilder Dern's more rational friends. Laura Dern certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Laura Dern has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. She is not as structured and rigid in her attitudes as many people are, which enables Laura Dern to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on her part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
Laura Dern has a friendly, affectionate attitude towards others and a great deal of personal charm. Her attractiveness is one of the first things others notice about Laura, and is probably something she cares a great deal about. Dern gets along well with people and knows how to please them. Laura Dern has a well honed sense of style and beauty.
She is self-assured and confident in dealing with others and has a positive influence on her environment. Laura Dern is able to work well with others in a team effort, and advantages through other people could come to her frequently.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Conjunct Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mars/Jupiter