approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Lena's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Lena Horne comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Lena Horne - 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 Lena Horne" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Lena a little better. This page describes the disguise Horne wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Lena Horne meets life head on and throws herself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. She is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all her dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Lena projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. She often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Horne is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. She likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Lena Horne may feel that she does not fit into groups very well and that she does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. She likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Horne is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. She tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in her outlook, which enables Lena to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Lena Horne feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that she will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Horne's forte. However, she never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Lena Horne it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
She is scornful of what she sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Lena Horne is not a follower. Others see Lena as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Horne presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see her vulnerable or insecure side.
Despite the fact that her core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Lena Horne has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in her environment. She may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Lena Horne often does not get the full recognition she yearns for.
She is assertive and bold. Lena Horne is willing to be the first person to speak up and make her position known, and to strike out on her own if necessary. Lena generally gets along better with men than with women because her approach is quite direct and sometimes tactless and insensitive as well. She can be a bit too forceful. However, Lena Horne's boldness is her calling card, and most people feel that she can at least be trusted to be honest with them.
Horne would like to embrace the whole world and is everyone's favorite. Lena Horne is very impressionable, has an inner feeling for others and can easily establish relationships with everyone. She is likely to have a busy social life and also enjoys working in group activities.
Lena Horne has a strong desire to constantly be in the limelight and she considers second place as a failure. Horne is very self-confident, has the ability to mold her surrounding to her own needs and is likely to furnish her home according to her taste.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Mars Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/N. Node
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Uranus