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 O'Brien comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Margaret O'Brien - 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 O'Brien" 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 O'Brien wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Margaret O'Brien 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 O'Brien 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. Margaret does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though she has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Margaret O'Brien 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. O'Brien 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 O'Brien 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. Margaret O'Brien 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, Margaret 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. Margaret 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 O'Brien'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.
Margaret O'Brien 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. O'Brien 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.
She may be seen as someone who provokes conflict because Margaret O'Brien likes to get everything out in the open and she generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. Her relationships with others may be characterized by a great deal of competition, anger, or friction as a result. Or, O'Brien may seem to run into more than her share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness her energies into cooperative efforts and shared work is O'Brien's challenge.
Margaret O'Brien seems tolerant, broad-minded, and well-educated or as if she has traveled widely. She radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. O'Brien is apt to have a significant impact on the people she encounters, without even realizing it - a positive, encouraging one.
Margaret O'Brien 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. Margaret coax rather than coerce. However, if she does not get what she wants, Margaret O'Brien is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what she needs, or doing for herself. O'Brien seems to need others' approval first.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Opposition Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.