approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Margaret's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Margaret Mead comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Margaret Mead - 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 Margaret Mead" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Margaret a little better. This page describes the disguise Mead wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, she is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Margaret Mead frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. She is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Mead, and she tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. She is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
She is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning her moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. She is willing to work long and persistently for what she wants and she often does things the hard way. Margaret does not expect others to take care of her and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. She is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about her approach. She is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with her duties to others and how she comes across socially - her "rank" so to speak.
To others Margaret Mead seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Margaret dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display her feelings, especially the more tender ones. Mead likes to always appear poised and in control; and she hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in her armor.
Margaret Mead respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and she feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Mead's guide in life, and she in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which she likes to impart to younger people.
Margaret Mead has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to her personality. She expects much from herself and may not give herself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
She also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve her money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Margaret Mead spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in her. Margaret exercises great self-discipline and self-control and she can "do without" very well. Her tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though she may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Mead shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
She is forceful and energetic and goes for what she wants quite aggressively. She is a doer and an achiever and has a positive "I can" attitude. She may run over people and stir up opposition and conflict because Margaret Mead tends to be very self-centered, or simply oblivious to the needs and intentions of others.
In addition to her responsible and mature demeanor, Margaret Mead also radiates a sense of confidence, well-being, and optimism which inspires trust and good feelings in others. She expects success in life and she generally achieves it. Margaret Mead tends to create opportunities for herself wherever she goes, through her sincerity and positive attitude.
Margaret Mead has a mature and rather heavy, solemn demeanor, and she tends to take herself and life too seriously. She possesses a great deal of self-control, self-discipline, and a very dominant conscience. She may be dogged by feelings of personal inadequacy and inhibition. Margaret Mead seems authoritarian to others.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Margaret that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Margaret Mead may be on the surface, she is also a force to be reckoned with. Margaret has causes, passions, or desires that drive her and when one of these is aroused Mead is quite zealous in her pursuit or defense of it.
Margaret Mead has a loving and kind-hearted personality and she loves other people. Mead can readily express her love and affection and others show their affection for Mead. Margaret probably had a safe and secure childhood and was allowed to make friendships early in life.
She is self-assured and confident in dealing with others and has a positive influence on her environment. Margaret Mead is able to work well with others in a team effort, and advantages through other people could come to her frequently.
Margaret Mead tends to think of work as a hard and necessary chore and she may feel that she has little freedom of movement because of pressure caused by her surroundings. Mead is likely to feel hemmed in and consider dealing with others quite burdensome.
Margaret Mead tends to be somewhat insecure in her relationships with other people and she strives for safety and security in her life. Acquiring possessions and property is important to Margaret, and she has a strong desire to make a distinguished impression on others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Conjunct Asc.
Jupiter Conjunct Ascendant in Capricorn
Saturn Conjunct Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Venus
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Jupiter
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Saturn
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Saturn