approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Mackenzie's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Mackenzie Phillips comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Mackenzie Phillips - 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 Mackenzie Phillips" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Mackenzie a little better. This page describes the disguise Phillips wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Mackenzie Phillips 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. Mackenzie 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. Phillips tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Phillips.
Phillips 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, Mackenzie Phillips 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 Mackenzie'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 Mackenzie 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. Mackenzie Phillips empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, she is easily moved by others' pain, and Mackenzie Phillips 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. Mackenzie Phillips communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Mackenzie never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to her.
Mackenzie Phillips appears sympathetic and approachable. Because she uses her feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that Phillips understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Mackenzie Phillips really wants people to know how she feels, and their care and support are very important to her.
A very self-confident personality and the ability to gain the respect of other people will almost assure Mackenzie Phillips a position of leadership. She is likely to be successful and her efforts will be recognized by others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
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