approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Mariah's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Mariah Carey comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Mariah Carey - 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 Mariah Carey" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Mariah a little better. This page describes the disguise Carey wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Mariah Carey appears gentle and soft, and she acts rather reserved with others until she knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Mariah has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: her heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for her. Carey tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Carey.
Carey approaches life emotionally and subjectively and she is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around her. Instinctive and non-rational, Mariah Carey is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for her actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
Her emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Mariah's thoughts and opinions. She views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach herself from her own personal bias and prejudices. She is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects her and those dear and close to her, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, she may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Mariah and her near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for her and her near and dear ones, it is no good.
She is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those she cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Mariah Carey empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, she is easily moved by others' pain, and Mariah Carey is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
Her moods fluctuate and change frequently and she is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Mariah Carey communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Mariah never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to her.
Mariah Carey appears to be sweet to other people, and she knows how to use charm, persuasion, and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get her point across. Being overly concerned with appearances and surface beauty is possible; and if so, Mariah Carey may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Mariah Carey has a radiant, winning personality and others see her as a person used to achieving success. Broadminded, Carey is willing to give others the benefit of the doubt. She is helpful and tolerant as long as her moral and ethical standards are respected.
Mariah Carey has a big heart, is generous with her affections, and has a strong desire to take care of everyone around her. It is easy for Carey to establish personal contacts and relationships because of her ability to fully understand others.
Daring and a bit reckless, Mariah Carey is not afraid to face danger. Mariah wants to be the biggest, the best, the strongest and the most powerful! Mariah Carey has a need to have her influence noted in many directions and a desire to rule over those in her environment.
Mariah Carey tends to be somewhat inhibited and may feel uncomfortable when she is with other people. Mariah should try to avoid unpleasant, untruthful or deceptive individuals in order to prevent misunderstandings or disappointments.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Jupiter
Asc. Opposition Moon/N. Node
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Pluto
Asc. Opposition Neptune/N. Node