approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Lauren's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Lauren Bacall comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Lauren Bacall - 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 Lauren Bacall" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Lauren a little better. This page describes the disguise Bacall wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Lauren Bacall 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. Lauren 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. Bacall tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Bacall.
Bacall 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, Lauren Bacall 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 Lauren'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 Lauren 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. Lauren Bacall empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, she is easily moved by others' pain, and Lauren Bacall 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. Lauren Bacall communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Lauren never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to her.
Her emotional responses, feelings, and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Lauren Bacall could be seen as a rather moody, inconsistent creature. On the other hand, she is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in her. At times Bacall may wish she was not so easy to read.
Lauren Bacall appears contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. She watches her step, and frequently withdraws if her environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Bacall may seem much more conservative than she actually is. Lauren fears making mistakes in social situations, and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As she matures, Lauren Bacall is likely to grow in confidence, because she will learn to depend more on her own evaluation of herself.
Lauren often comes across to others more abruptly or even antagonistically than is necessary to achieve her aims. And naturally if people perceive that she is trying to compete with them or run them over, some of them will put up a lot of resistance to Lauren Bacall and her objectives. Bacall might be more successful if she tones herself down a bit and shows some consideration, without completely sacrificing her own needs and wants.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Square Asc.
Saturn Square Asc.
Mars Quincunx Asc.