approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Marlo's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Marlo Thomas comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Marlo Thomas - 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 Marlo Thomas" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Marlo a little better. This page describes the disguise Thomas wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, she is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Marlo Thomas is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. She is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Thomas sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and she wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to her community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Marlo's whole outlook and approach to life. She is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only her own personal well-being.
Sometimes she may overlook or ignore her own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to her ideals of how one should feel or act. Though she has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Marlo Thomas herself is sometimes dogmatic about her beliefs and ideologies.
She is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and she is eclectic and cosmopolitan in her tastes. She may consider herself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Marlo Thomas is strongly influenced by her peer group and the flavor of the times in which she grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. She is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Marlo Thomas is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Thomas probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Thomas' relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Marlo Thomas as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Marlo does not often show her emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for she tends to be very rational.
Marlo Thomas is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Marlo Thomas is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Marlo Thomas needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Thomas' work or outside social activities.
At times Marlo Thomas comes across to others as being rather intense and possibly manipulative or controlling. Or she may get involved in relationships which are "fatal attractions", where she acts out compulsive, intense needs and desires. There is a sexual, seductive quality in Thomas' glance or manner that others notice right away. This may either repel them or draw them to Marlo Thomas irresistibly.
Marlo Thomas can get by in life almost by personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Marlo 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 Thomas is around.
Marlo Thomas appears responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities which encourage others to take her seriously. She is unlikely to present herself as more than she is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Marlo Thomas seemed mature for her age.
She is self-assured and confident in dealing with others and has a positive influence on her environment. Marlo Thomas is able to work well with others in a team effort, and advantages through other people could come to her frequently.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Opposition Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Jupiter