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 Monroe comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Marilyn Monroe - 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 Monroe" 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 Monroe wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Marilyn Monroe likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. She is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. She is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Monroe must have something of her own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that she can develop and manage according to her own will and vision. Whatever Marilyn does, she does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. She likes to put her own personal stamp on it.
Marilyn Monroe also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats her in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Monroe will rarely confront the offender - she is too proud to do so - but she will lose her affection and respect for them. Marilyn dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Monroe admires others who are strong individuals like herself. When Marilyn Monroe befriends someone, Monroe is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. She is very giving and generous, but her gifts are never anonymous - Marilyn expects recognition and appreciation for them. She also expects the intense loyalty that she offers to her dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Marilyn Monroe often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as herself, for she does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If she is not in the leading role, she aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Marilyn Monroe has great heart and courage, and people often look to her for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Marilyn always puts her best face forward and rarely allows others to see her hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Marilyn Monroe also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although she does not like others to realize just how important it is to her.
Her outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. Her own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Marilyn more than anything else. Marilyn Monroe feels that if she does her best where she is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Marilyn Monroe can get by in life almost by personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Marilyn 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 Monroe is around.
She may feel that personal relationships are interfering with the pursuit of her goals and chooses to lead a life on her own. But at the same time Marilyn Monroe often may feel lonely and alienated by others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Saturn/MC