approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Martha's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Martha Graham comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Martha Graham - 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 Martha Graham" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Martha a little better. This page describes the disguise Graham wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Martha Graham is always questioning and learning, and she seems young and alive no matter what her chronological age, for her mind is always alert, curious, flexible, and open to new experiences. Martha Graham has a childlike enthusiasm for anything new and she learns easily, but she also gets bored rather quickly. Graham can be somewhat of a scatterbrain, for she tends to have so many ideas and irons in the fire that it is hard to keep track of them all. She needs and craves variety, change, mental stimulation, and an active social life.
Articulate, clever, often funny and witty, she is always a refreshing and interesting conversationalist. Martha Graham enjoys meeting and interacting with a variety of different people. She is friendly, flirtatious, and charming in a playful way, and no matter how badly she may be feeling, Martha never comes across as melancholic or somber. She may seem frivolous to other, more serious souls. Martha Graham has a sense of humor and a sense of perspective that prevent her from taking herself or life too seriously. In fact, Graham may seem flippant or unconcerned about matters that others consider very important.
In general, Martha Graham responds to life mentally and objectively rather than emotionally, and she may not empathize with people very much. Martha does not like to be weighed down with too much responsibility or with others' emotional burdens. Furthermore, if she cannot fully grasp something with her reason and logic, Graham will often choose to ignore it, including her own and other people's irrational feelings, desires, and needs.
Consistency and reliability are not great virtues of Graham's and her life is apt to be full of changes and movement due to her restlessness. Martha Graham becomes nervous and fidgety if things are not moving quickly enough. She is interested in what is current and up-to-date, the newest trends in thought or style.
Her gifts are a quick mind, verbal facility, a flair for language, social sophistication and polish, the ability to communicate, converse, and build bridges between people and between ideas. Martha Graham tends to become an incessant chatterbox or gossip if she does not have work or other activities that utilize her mental, verbal, and social skills.
Martha Graham radiates a sense of confidence, well-being, and optimism, which inspires trust and good feelings in others. She likes herself and it shows. She expects success in life and she generally achieves it. However, Graham also tends to exaggerate or to overestimate herself, and she can be sloppy and careless when it comes to details.
She is extremely willful, but she often achieves her desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. She may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or she may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. Martha Graham tends to go to extremes in whatever she does, to be compulsive, and she is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. Martha does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
At times her feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and a too-forceful approach get Martha into trouble. Martha Graham 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. Martha Graham needs to moderate her temper to avoid constant irritation with those in her environment.
Martha Graham has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". Her personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Martha coax rather than coerce. However, if she does not get what she wants, Martha Graham is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what she needs, or doing for herself. Graham seems to need others' approval first.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Conjunct Asc.
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Mars Square Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.