approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Melanie's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Melanie Griffith comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Melanie Griffith - 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 Melanie Griffith" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Melanie a little better. This page describes the disguise Griffith wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Melanie Griffith has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and her two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though she may, on occasion, have her head in the clouds). Others often see Griffith as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. She is, in fact, amazingly consistent for she possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to her regular routine. Melanie does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though she has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Melanie Griffith is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. She follows her own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before she feels sure about it. Griffith can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. She will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something she does not want to do.
When Griffith has a purpose, she is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. Her obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make her flare up or respond to their anger. Melanie Griffith appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind her easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Melanie often wins simply due to her relentless persistence and her ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for her reluctance to make changes is her very strong need for security. Melanie is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and she also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of her own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Griffith's hankering for permanence is that she easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Melanie Griffith has a keen appreciation of the natural world and she derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. She is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and she knows how to enjoy herself. Griffith is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. She is also a great lover of beauty and her tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
Despite the fact that her core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Melanie Griffith 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, Melanie Griffith often does not get the full recognition she wishes for.
Melanie has an appealing physical appearance and this, along with her winning ways, is apt to make her a favorite in her immediate environment. Melanie Griffith is the "easy" one, and she knows how to please others. However, Griffith must not take her personal charm for granted, because she may also seem vain or too needy for approval.
Melanie Griffith has a tendency to react violently to the influence of her surroundings and to throw herself headlong into everything she does, suffering the consequences later on. Until Melanie learns to alter her conduct, there are likely to be many upsets in her relationships.
Her family conditions may have been a bit oppressive, adding a note of gravity to Melanie's personality. Somewhat insecure, Melanie Griffith may feel that others restrain her. She has doubts about mankind in general and a fear of failure.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Venus Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Pluto
Asc. Opposition Saturn/Neptune