approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Marie's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Marie Curie comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Marie Curie - 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 Marie Curie" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Marie a little better. This page describes the disguise Curie 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, Marie Curie 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 Curie, 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. Marie 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 Marie Curie seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Marie dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display her feelings, especially the more tender ones. Curie likes to always appear poised and in control; and she hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in her armor.
Marie Curie 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 Curie's guide in life, and she in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which she likes to impart to younger people.
Marie Curie 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. Marie Curie 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. Marie 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 Curie shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Curie may seem unpredictable and unreliable in the way she behaves towards others - or her personal relationships may seem constantly in flux, so that Marie Curie is always a bit off center.
Marie Curie also come across as an independent sort, someone who does not wish to be controlled or dictated to.
Marie Curie is extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around her, and at times she can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for her, as Marie Curie tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever she is with. She may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person she is with the most.
There is a certain intensity, charisma, or compelling attractiveness about Marie Curie that may have little to do with her physical features. It is energy, a subtle sexuality that she emanates. Also, Curie tends to do everything wholeheartedly and with passion, which is quite fascinating to other people. Her instincts and psychological perceptions about others are quite incisive.
Marie Curie can get by in life almost by personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Marie that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually she appears confident and clear about who she is, and it is very difficult not to notice her or feel her influence when Curie is around.
Curie is cheerful, warm-hearted and social and she strives for a pleasant life. She likes to be seen in social circles and is charitable to her fellow man. It makes Marie Curie happy to be involved in many relationships and she is very sympathetic toward everyone.
Marie Curie tends to be somewhat insecure in her relationships with other people and she strives for safety and security in her life. Acquiring possessions and property is important to Marie, and she has a strong desire to make a distinguished impression on others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Opposition Asc.
Neptune Square Asc.
Pluto Trine Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Jupiter
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Saturn