approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Lizzie's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Lizzie Borden comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Lizzie Borden - 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 Lizzie Borden" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Lizzie a little better. This page describes the disguise Borden wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, she is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. She is quite humble in her own assessment of herself; she seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well she does something, Lizzie Borden always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Borden will simply refuse to attempt something because she feels she cannot meet her own high standards.
Lizzie Borden has an eye for detail and she gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. She is hard to please and her relationships with others may suffer because of this. Lizzie Borden also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in her choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Borden's environment is very important to Borden.
Borden steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, she is unlikely to dive into it. Lizzie Borden tends to underestimate her own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits her spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of hers. On the other hand, Lizzie rarely falls flat on her face and what she does, she does very well.
Others see Lizzie Borden as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Borden has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to her. Her clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though she is really quite helpful and caring, she does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Lizzie may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than she really is at heart. She is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
She is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but she is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamorous position in life.
To others, she may come across as very gentle, malleable and easily taken in. As a result, people may take advantage of Lizzie Borden, especially through her pity or sympathy. If Lizzie seems to be continually disappointed in or deceived by others, she should try to see how her own naiveté may be a contributing factor.
She is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Lizzie Borden is or what she wants - she is pretty much up front. Lizzie radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when she is at her best. She seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Lizzie Borden can get by in life almost on her personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Lizzie that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually she appears confident and clear about who she is, and it is very difficult not to notice her or feel her influence when Borden is around.
Lizzie Borden has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". Her personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Lizzie coaxes rather than coerces. However, if she does not get what she wants, Lizzie Borden is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what she needs, or doing it for herself. Borden seems to need others' approval first.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Opposition Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.