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 Somerville comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Margaret Somerville - 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 Somerville" 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 Somerville wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, she is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. She is quite humble in her own assessment of herself; she seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well she does something, Margaret Somerville always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Somerville will simply refuse to attempt something because she feels she cannot meet her own high standards.
Margaret Somerville has an eye for detail and she gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. She is hard to please and her relationships with others may suffer because of this. Margaret Somerville also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in her choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Somerville's environment is very important to Somerville.
Somerville steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, she is unlikely to dive into it. Margaret Somerville tends to underestimate her own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits her spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of hers. On the other hand, Margaret rarely falls flat on her face and what she does, she does very well.
Others see Margaret Somerville as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Somerville has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to her. Her clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though she is really quite helpful and caring, she does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Margaret may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than she really is at heart. She is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
She is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but she is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamorous position in life.
Margaret Somerville seems gentle and receptive and often does not make a clear, strong impression on others. Margaret Somerville has an elusive and subtle quality, and people may be nebulous about who she is. She is easily influenced by others and somewhat naive. Margaret Somerville has a spiritual, mystical approach to life and she is very idealistic and sometimes impractical.
The effect of her childhood experiences, and the beliefs and attitudes Margaret learned while young, are clearly apparent in her demeanor. All is well on the surface, but when trouble arises, Margaret Somerville seems childish and needy. When she is in calmer waters, she appears to have a vulnerable, trusting nature that brings out the mothering instinct in others.
At times her feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and overly forceful approach get Margaret into trouble. Margaret Somerville tends to take offense when none was intended. She may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Margaret Somerville needs to moderate her temper in order to avoid constant irritation with those in her environment.
To others, Margaret Somerville appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when she was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Margaret that inspired people to rely on her. Somerville keeps her cool in most situations.
Margaret Somerville comes across as liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual or off the beaten track arouses her interest. Somerville infuses her environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Margaret Somerville does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
The image that Margaret Somerville projects to the world and the person she really is inside are considerably different. So much so that at times Margaret may feel that people do not see or know the real her. They respond to the face they see, and the initial impression Somerville makes may actually be misleading. There is also much complexity and tension within her, and Margaret Somerville often feels that she needs to change herself in significant ways or that she continually holds back essential aspects of herself.
She is discrete, tactful and adaptable, and has the ability to create a beautiful environment. Margaret Somerville has a knack for entertaining people and appreciates pleasing manners and proper behavior when she is with others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Conjunct Asc.
Moon Opposition Asc.
Mars Square Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Sun Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Venus