Mary Maxwell Gates
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 Maxwell Gates comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Mary Maxwell Gates - 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 Maxwell Gates" 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 Maxwell 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 Maxwell Gates 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 has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Mary Maxwell Gates very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, Maxwell is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Mary Maxwell Gates will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Maxwell'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 Maxwell Gates 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 Maxwell is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Mary 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 Maxwell Gates - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Mary Maxwell Gates 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.
Others see Mary Maxwell Gates as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face Maxwell 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 Maxwell Gates usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Maxwell may seem unpredictable and unreliable in the way she behaves towards others - or her personal relationships may seem constantly in flux, so that Mary Maxwell Gates is always a bit off center.
Mary Maxwell Gates also come across as an independent sort, someone who does not wish to be controlled or dictated to.
Mary Maxwell Gates seems tolerant, broad-minded, and well-educated or as if she has traveled widely. She radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Maxwell is apt to have a significant impact on the people she encounters, without even realizing it - a positive, encouraging one.
Mary Maxwell Gates tends to be extremely hard on herself and others. She may have been brought up under difficult circumstances and now feels that life is very tough. Mary does her duty, expects the same from others, and has no pity for anyone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Opposition Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/Pluto