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 Stewart comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Martha Stewart - 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 Stewart" 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 Stewart wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Stewart's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Martha Stewart wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Martha Stewart wants, Martha Stewart usually gets.
She is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Martha wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Martha Stewart functions well in crisis situations and she often seeks them out, for she enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
She is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Martha Stewart usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Stewart approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Martha Stewart also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships she is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until she gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Stewart. When Martha Stewart commits herself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, she is intensely loyal and devoted to them and she also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If she is ever betrayed by someone she cares deeply for, Martha Stewart is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as she once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, she is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever she cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in her.
Because of her natural reserve, others may see Martha Stewart as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Martha Stewart also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Despite the fact that her core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Martha Stewart has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in her environment. She may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Martha Stewart often does not get the full recognition she wishes for.
Martha Stewart 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 Stewart is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what she needs, or doing for herself. Stewart seems to need others' approval first.
Martha Stewart has a sympathetic understanding of others and the ability to see through people. Very sensitive, her emotional state depends a lot on the influence of her immediate surroundings and relationships. For this reason others may see Martha as a somewhat unstable person.
Martha Stewart has a big heart, is generous with her affections, and has a strong desire to take care of everyone around her. It is easy for Stewart to establish personal contacts and relationships because of her ability to fully understand others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Neptune
Asc. Conjunct Moon/N. Node