approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Mae's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Mae West comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Mae West - 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 Mae West" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Mae a little better. This page describes the disguise West wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Mae West has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and her two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though she may, on occasion, have her head in the clouds). Others often see West as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. She is, in fact, amazingly consistent for she possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to her regular routine. Mae does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though she has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Mae West is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. She follows her own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before she feels sure about it. West can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. She will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something she does not want to do.
When West has a purpose, she is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. Her obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make her flare up or respond to their anger. Mae West appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind her easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Mae often wins simply due to her relentless persistence and her ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for her reluctance to make changes is her very strong need for security. Mae is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and she also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of her own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of West's hankering for permanence is that she easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Mae West has a keen appreciation of the natural world and she derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. She is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and she knows how to enjoy herself. West is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. She is also a great lover of beauty and her tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
Despite the fact that her core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Mae West 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, Mae West often does not get the full recognition she yearns for.
To others, Mae West appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when she was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Mae that inspired people to rely on her. West keeps her cool in most situations.
She is intellectually alive, curious and willing to learn. Mae West is intellectually competitive, fond of debating with others and may have some stormy proceedings. Mae presents her position skillfully, defends it ably and finds satisfaction in doing so.
Mae West tends to be somewhat inhibited and may feel uncomfortable when she is with other people. Mae should try to avoid unpleasant, untruthful or deceptive individuals in order to avoid misunderstandings or disappointments.
Mae West has a strong need to influence others and to dominate her home or environment. She is likely to join associations with large groups of people and some of West's relationships will be very important to her and possibly affect her future.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Mars
Asc. Conjunct Neptune/N. Node
Asc. Conjunct Pluto/N. Node