approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of María's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way María Montez comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner María Montez - 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 María Montez" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know María a little better. This page describes the disguise Montez 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, María Montez 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 Montez, 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. María 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 María Montez seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. María dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display her feelings, especially the more tender ones. Montez likes to always appear poised and in control; and she hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in her armor.
María Montez 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 Montez's guide in life, and she in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which she likes to impart to younger people.
María Montez 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. María Montez 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. María 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 Montez shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
At times María Montez comes across to others as being rather intense and possibly manipulative or controlling. Or she may get involved in relationships which are "fatal attractions", where she acts out compulsive, intense needs and desires. There is a sexual, seductive quality in Montez's glance or manner that others notice right away. This may either repel them or draw them to María Montez irresistibly.
To others, María Montez appears capable, mature, and down to earth. Even when she was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about María that inspired people to rely on her. Montez keeps her cool in most situations.
María Montez appears to be unusual, highly independent, and a free spirit. There is a touch of brilliance, of the creative genius, in her manner. She is also restless and easily distracted, tending to fly from one thing to another, which may give the impression that Montez is unreliable.
The way María Montez comes across to others, particularly on first impression, tends to conceal certain important aspects of hers. Specifically, what gives María pleasure, how she likes to give and receive affection, and what she seeks in friendship or love relationships are not at all apparent from Montez's outward demeanor. María Montez seems to send mixed signals, and this can create a bit of confusion for the people who are interested in getting close to her or knowing her on more than a superficial level.
There is a receptive, elusive quality to María's personality. Montez can be difficult to pin down, difficult to know, something of a mystery. At times María Montez may feel frustrated because she feels that she is not being perceived very clearly, that she does not make a powerful impression, that she is easily overlooked or discounted. If she does not wish to be "invisible", Montez must make some effort to define and clarify - both for herself and for the rest of the world - who María Montez is. On the other hand, María Montez may purposely create illusions about herself with the intent to deceive - or entertain - others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Opposition Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Venus Quincunx Asc.
Neptune Quincunx Asc.