Laurel Blair Salton Clark
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Laurel's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Laurel Blair Salton Clark comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Laurel Blair Salton Clark - 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 Laurel Blair Salton Clark" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Laurel a little better. This page describes the disguise Clark wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Laurel Blair Salton Clark appears gentle and soft, and she acts rather reserved with others until she knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Laurel has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: her heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for her. Clark tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Clark.
Clark approaches life emotionally and subjectively and she is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around her. Instinctive and non-rational, Laurel Blair Salton Clark is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for her actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
Her emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Laurel's thoughts and opinions. She views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach herself from her own personal bias and prejudices. She is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects her and those dear and close to her, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, she may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Laurel and her near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for her and her near and dear ones, it is no good.
She is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those she cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Laurel Blair Salton Clark empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, she is easily moved by others' pain, and Laurel Blair Salton Clark is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
Her moods fluctuate and change frequently and she is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Laurel Blair Salton Clark communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Laurel never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to her.
She is rather easily irritated and is apt to strike out somewhat irrationally when the mood strikes her. Though basically kind and sympathetic, Laurel Blair Salton Clark will aggressively defend and protect those she cherishes (and her own interests). She may even be quite militant under the guise of standing up for her family, or country, or home team. Clark could also be an effective advocate for the rights and needs of children, mothers, and families.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about Laurel Blair Salton Clark which draws people in need to her. Because she has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Laurel is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Laurel Blair Salton Clark needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Laurel has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes elements in life. She may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Laurel's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Conjunct Ascendant in Cancer
Neptune Trine Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.