approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Mary's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Mary Martin comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Mary Martin - 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 Martin" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Mary a little better. This page describes the disguise Martin 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 Mary Martin 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. Martin 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 Mary'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, Mary Martin 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. Mary Martin 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, Mary Martin is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Martin probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Martin's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Mary Martin as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Mary 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.
Mary Martin is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Mary Martin is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Mary Martin 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 Martin's work or outside social activities.
She may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Mary Martin seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Mary tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
Mary Martin appears to be sweet to other people, and she knows how to use charm, persuasion and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get her point across. She may be overly concerned with appearances and superficial beauty, in which case Mary Martin may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
To others, Mary Martin appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when she was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Mary that inspired people to rely on her. Martin keeps her cool in most situations.
Her pleasant and friendly disposition enables Mary Martin to embark on quick personal relationships with other people. She enjoys social functions and has a harmonious relationship to her environment.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Venus Square Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/N. Node