approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Mariska's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Mariska Hargitay comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Mariska Hargitay - 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 Mariska Hargitay" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Mariska a little better. This page describes the disguise Hargitay 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, Mariska Hargitay 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 Hargitay, 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. Mariska 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 Mariska Hargitay seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Mariska dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display her feelings, especially the more tender ones. Hargitay likes to always appear poised and in control; and she hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in her armor.
Mariska Hargitay 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 Hargitay's guide in life, and she in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which she likes to impart to younger people.
Mariska Hargitay 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. Mariska Hargitay 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. Mariska 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 Hargitay shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Mariska Hargitay 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, Mariska will find that many people prefer to avoid her. Even without meaning to, Hargitay can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
There is a certain intensity, charisma or compelling attractiveness about Mariska Hargitay that may have little to do with her physical features. It is energy, a subtle sexuality that she emanates. Moreover, Hargitay 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.
Mariska Hargitay tends to blend in with, and assume the characteristics of those around her, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of her own. She may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe" and enjoy donning different personalities at different times.
She is somewhat erratic and constantly looking for something new. Mariska Hargitay changes her opinions frequently and others never know what she will do next. Because Hargitay is easily excitable and unpredictable, others may find it taxing to spend time with her.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Square Asc.
Pluto Trine Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Uranus