approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Leigh's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Leigh Taylor-Young comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Leigh Taylor-Young - 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 Leigh Taylor-Young" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Leigh a little better. This page describes the disguise Taylor 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 In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Leigh Taylor-Young is often receding and withdrawn for she is not an aggressive, forceful person, and she intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Leigh 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 Taylor's way of dealing with problems.
Leigh Taylor-Young 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 Taylor's emotional balance and well-being.
Leigh Taylor-Young is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Leigh Taylor-Young probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Taylor's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Taylor, 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 Taylor's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward her when in need. Often Taylor will continue to give to people even when she realizes they are taking advantage of her or becoming overly dependent upon her. Leigh Taylor-Young overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for her own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Taylor'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 Leigh through logical arguments is often futile. Her feelings, intuition, and heart, not her head, lead her, which may infuriate or bewilder Taylor's more rational friends. Leigh Taylor-Young certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Leigh Taylor-Young 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 Leigh Taylor-Young 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.
Leigh Taylor-Young comes across as quirky, unusual, offbeat and "different". Sometimes she appears to provoke people and upset the status quo just by being herself. Taylor tends to be restless, excitable and somewhat ungrounded or nervous as well.
To others, Leigh Taylor-Young appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when she was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Leigh that inspired people to rely on her. Taylor keeps her cool in most situations.
There is a receptive, elusive quality to Leigh's personality. Taylor can be difficult to pin down, difficult to know, something of a mystery. At times Leigh Taylor-Young may feel frustrated because she feels that she is not being perceived very clearly, that she does not make a powerful impression, that she is easily overlooked or discounted. If she does not wish to be "invisible", Taylor must make some effort to define and clarify - both for herself and for the rest of the world - who Leigh Taylor-Young is. On the other hand, Leigh Taylor-Young may purposely create illusions about herself with the intent to deceive - or entertain - others.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Leigh that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Leigh Taylor-Young may be on the surface, she is also a force to be reckoned with. Leigh has causes, passions or desires that drive her and when one of these is aroused Taylor is quite zealous in her pursuit or defense of it.
Other people may consider her environment a bit strange and Taylor likes to surround herself with a certain air of mystery. Leigh Taylor-Young tends to be very secretive and is likely to exert her power from behind the scenes.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Square Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Neptune Quincunx Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Neptune/Pluto