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 McGrory comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Mary McGrory - 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 McGrory" 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 McGrory 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 McGrory's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Mary McGrory wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Mary McGrory wants, Mary McGrory usually gets.
She is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Mary 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. Mary McGrory 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. Mary McGrory usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. McGrory approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Mary McGrory 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 McGrory. When Mary McGrory 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, Mary McGrory 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 Mary McGrory as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Mary McGrory also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Mary McGrory 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. Being overly concerned with appearances and surface beauty is possible; and if so, Mary McGrory may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Mary McGrory is extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around her, and at times she can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for her, as Mary McGrory tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever she is with. She may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person she is with the most.
Mary McGrory appears sympathetic and approachable. Because she uses her feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that McGrory understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Mary McGrory really wants people to know how she feels, and their care and support are very important to her.
Mary McGrory seems tolerant, broad-minded, and well-educated or as if she has traveled widely. She radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. McGrory is apt to have a significant impact on the people she encounters, without even realizing it - a positive, encouraging one.
There is a certain intensity, charisma, or compelling attractiveness about Mary McGrory that may have little to do with her physical features. It is energy, a subtle sexuality that she emanates. Also, McGrory tends to do everything wholeheartedly and with passion, which is quite fascinating to other people. Her instincts and psychological perceptions about others are quite incisive.
Mary has an open and cheerful manner and attracts attention because of her good taste in clothing, hairdo and general well kept appearance. Mary has the ability to create a harmonious environment and relationships and she is happy and confident in the company of others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Neptune Square Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Pluto Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Jupiter