approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Maria's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Maria Shriver comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Maria Shriver - 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 Maria Shriver" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Maria a little better. This page describes the disguise Shriver wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Maria Shriver 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 Shriver 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. Maria does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though she has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Maria Shriver 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. Shriver 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 Shriver 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. Maria Shriver 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, Maria 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. Maria 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 Shriver'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.
Maria Shriver 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. Shriver 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.
Her desire to love and be loved is very much apparent, very much on the surface, and Maria Shriver is known for her personal charm and affectionate nature. She may also seem overly dependent on the approval and appreciation of others.
Maria Shriver seems like a loner or isolationist at times, and it may be difficult to get to know her or form close friendships with her. To others, Maria may appear standoffish, as if she were judging them from afar.
Maria Shriver has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and she likes to do things in a big way. If she does this primarily to impress others, Maria will find that many people prefer to avoid her. Even without meaning to, Shriver can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Maria Shriver which may make people around her distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Maria is constantly monitoring their inner motives, and she probably is. Shriver sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and she may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which she perceives so clearly) against them. At times, however, Maria Shriver may be too suspicious and assign negative intentions to innocent people. Maria should avoid always looking on the dark side.
The initial impression Shriver makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way Maria thinks and her true opinions are not always readily apparent. Maria Shriver may try to clothe her ideas and thoughts in terms that tend to mute rather than clarify them. For instance, she may have a very definite, unambiguous opinion, but state it in such a gentle, tactful manner that it seems as though she does not stand behind it as vigorously as she would like. This creates miscommunication or misunderstandings at times. On another level, Maria Shriver tends to become scattered and nervous when she is out of balance. She needs clarity and order in her environment to be at her finest.
There is a receptive, elusive quality to Maria's personality. Shriver can be difficult to pin down, difficult to know, something of a mystery. At times Maria Shriver 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", Shriver must make some effort to define and clarify - both for herself and for the rest of the world - who Maria Shriver is. On the other hand, Maria Shriver may purposely create illusions about herself with the intent to deceive - or entertain - others.
She is able to control her feelings and conduct herself in a very proper manner. Because of her inner shyness, Maria Shriver tends to separate herself from others and gives the impression that she does not want to be talked to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Opposition Asc.
Saturn Opposition Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.
Pluto Square Asc.
Mercury Quincunx Asc.
Neptune Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/Saturn