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 d'Agoult comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Marie d'Agoult - 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 d'Agoult" 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 d'Agoult wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if she strongly disagrees with someone, Marie d'Agoult will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. She often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Marie has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Marie d'Agoult very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, d'Agoult is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Marie d'Agoult will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes d'Agoult's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
Her need to create harmony extends to her physical environment and personal appearance as well. Marie d'Agoult appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. She does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From her home furnishings to her choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
She also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that d'Agoult is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Marie possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to her and finding the right person to share her life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Marie d'Agoult - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Marie d'Agoult does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on her partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being herself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Marie.
Others see Marie d'Agoult as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face d'Agoult shows to the world. She possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. Her motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Marie d'Agoult usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Despite the fact that her core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Marie d'Agoult has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in her environment. She may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Marie d'Agoult often does not get the full recognition she wishes for.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Marie that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Marie d'Agoult may be on the surface, she is also a force to be reckoned with. Marie has causes, passions, or desires that drive her and when one of these is aroused d'Agoult is quite zealous in her pursuit or defense of it.
Marie d'Agoult tends to lead a very harmonious life and live in peaceful surroundings. Her emotions seem to play a big part in her relationships with others and d'Agoult bases her relationships on inner understanding between people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct MC/N. Node