approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Marilyn's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Marilyn Bell comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Marilyn Bell - 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 Marilyn Bell" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Marilyn a little better. This page describes the disguise Bell 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, Marilyn Bell 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. Marilyn has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Marilyn Bell very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, Bell is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Marilyn Bell will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Bell'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. Marilyn Bell 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 Bell is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Marilyn 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 Marilyn Bell - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Marilyn Bell 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 Marilyn.
Others see Marilyn Bell as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face Bell 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 Marilyn Bell usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
She is mentally active and restless and she likes to talk, communicate, and exchange ideas with others. Marilyn Bell expresses herself well, and is suited to activities that involve presenting ideas to other people, such as teaching and sales.
The effect of her childhood experiences, and the beliefs and attitudes Marilyn learned while young, are clearly apparent in her demeanor. It is all right on the surface, but when trouble arises Marilyn Bell seems childish and needy. When she is in smoother waters, she appears to have a vulnerable, trusting nature that brings out the mothering instinct in other people.
At times her feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and a too-forceful approach get Marilyn into trouble. Marilyn Bell tends to take offense when none was intended. She may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Marilyn Bell needs to moderate her temper to avoid constant irritation with those in her environment.
Marilyn Bell 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, Marilyn will find that many people prefer to avoid her. Even without meaning to, Bell can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
A very self-confident personality and the ability to gain the respect of other people will almost assure Marilyn Bell a position of leadership. She is likely to be successful and her efforts will be recognized by others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Conjunct Asc.
Moon Opposition Asc.
Mars Square Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/MC