approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Maggie's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Maggie Gyllenhaal comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Maggie Gyllenhaal - 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 Maggie Gyllenhaal" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Maggie a little better. This page describes the disguise Gyllenhaal wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, she is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Maggie Gyllenhaal is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. She is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Gyllenhaal sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and she wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to her community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Maggie's whole outlook and approach to life. She is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only her own personal well-being.
Sometimes she may overlook or ignore her own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to her ideals of how one should feel or act. Though she has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Maggie Gyllenhaal herself is sometimes dogmatic about her beliefs and ideologies.
She is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and she is eclectic and cosmopolitan in her tastes. She may consider herself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Maggie Gyllenhaal is strongly influenced by her peer group and the flavor of the times in which she grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. She is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Maggie Gyllenhaal is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Gyllenhaal probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Gyllenhaal's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Maggie Gyllenhaal as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Maggie does not often show her emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for she tends to be very rational.
Maggie Gyllenhaal is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Maggie Gyllenhaal is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Maggie Gyllenhaal needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Gyllenhaal's work or outside social activities.
Maggie Gyllenhaal harmonizes, blends, and adapts herself to other people. Often, she is quiet and reflective, sensing and intuiting when the time is right for action. Maggie Gyllenhaal finds that by following her instincts she "dances to the beat of a different drummer" much of the time. Nevertheless, having a sense of belonging and especially of community is vital to her well-being. She is friendly and warm, but not sentimental, and Gyllenhaal's involvement in groups, organizations, or community endeavors is very important to Gyllenhaal.
She may be perceived as someone who provokes conflict because Maggie Gyllenhaal likes to get everything out into the open and generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. Her relationships with others may be marked by a great deal of competition, anger or friction as a result. Or, Gyllenhaal may seem to run into more than her share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness her energies into joint efforts and shared endeavor is Gyllenhaal's challenge.
Maggie Gyllenhaal appears to be sweet to other people, and she knows how to use charm, persuasion and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get her point across. She may be overly concerned with appearances and superficial beauty, in which case Maggie Gyllenhaal may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Maggie Gyllenhaal comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable and communicative. She is quite curious and interested in the people and events around her and cannot resist commenting about them.
Gyllenhaal also needs to be busy and active and she moves quickly. Maggie Gyllenhaal also appears to be restless. Keeping her mind or hands occupied helps with that.
At times her desire to impress other people, or be important or popular may make Gyllenhaal do things that go against her better judgment. Even Maggie's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, or seen as pompousness or interference. Maggie Gyllenhaal needs to be aware of her tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Conjunct Ascendant in Aquarius
Mars Opposition Asc.
Venus Square Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.