approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Mary-Louise's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Mary-Louise Parker comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Mary-Louise Parker - 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 Mary-Louise Parker" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Mary-Louise a little better. This page describes the disguise Parker wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if she strongly disagrees with someone, Mary-Louise Parker will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. She often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Mary-Louise has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Mary-Louise Parker very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, Parker is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Mary-Louise Parker will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Parker's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
Her need to create harmony extends to her physical environment and personal appearance as well. Mary-Louise Parker appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. She does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From her home furnishings to her choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
She also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Parker is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Mary-Louise possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to her and finding the right person to share her life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Mary-Louise Parker - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Mary-Louise Parker does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on her partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being herself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Mary-Louise.
Others see Mary-Louise Parker as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face Parker shows to the world. She possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. Her motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Mary-Louise Parker usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Mary-Louise has an appealing physical appearance and this, along with her winning ways, is apt to make her a favorite in her immediate environment. Mary-Louise Parker is the "easy" one, and she knows how to please others. However, Parker must not take her personal charm for granted, because she may also seem vain or too needy for approval.
She is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Mary-Louise Parker is or what she wants - she is pretty much up front. Mary-Louise radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when she is at her best. She seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
To others, Mary-Louise Parker appears capable, mature, and down to earth. Even when she was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Mary-Louise that inspired people to rely on her. Parker keeps her cool in most situations.
In significant ways, Parker's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way she presents herself. As a result of this inconsistency, Mary-Louise Parker may be uncomfortable showing her instinctive responses and true feelings. She may put them aside, maybe even be ashamed of them.
When Mary-Louise Parker is in an emotionally charged situation, those who do not know her well may be quite surprised at her reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept herself, so that she does not act as if her emotional needs and impulses did not count for very much.
She is able to control her feelings and conduct herself in a very proper manner. Because of her inner shyness, Mary-Louise Parker tends to separate herself from others and gives the impression that she does not want to be talked to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Trine Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/Saturn