approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Michelle's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Michelle Branch comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Michelle Branch - 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 Michelle Branch" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Michelle a little better. This page describes the disguise Branch 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, Michelle Branch 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. Michelle has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Michelle Branch very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, Branch is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Michelle Branch will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Branch'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. Michelle Branch 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 Branch is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Michelle 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 Michelle Branch - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Michelle Branch 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 Michelle.
Others see Michelle Branch as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face Branch 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 Michelle Branch usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
The effect of her childhood experiences, and the beliefs and attitudes Michelle learned while young, are clearly apparent in her demeanor. It is all right on the surface, but when trouble arises Michelle Branch seems childish and needy. When she is in smoother waters, she appears to have a vulnerable, trusting nature that brings out the mothering instinct in other people.
She may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if she cannot sit still. Michelle Branch seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Michelle tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
At times her feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and a too-forceful approach get Michelle into trouble. Michelle Branch tends to take offense when none was intended. She may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Michelle Branch needs to moderate her temper to avoid constant irritation with those in her environment.
Branch projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that she is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Michelle Branch generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to her, and it may seem that she Michelle somehow luckier than other people. Mostly this is due to the confidence that Michelle Branch emanates.
Michelle Branch appears to be unusual, highly independent, and a free spirit. There is a touch of brilliance, of the creative genius, in her manner. She is also restless and easily distracted, tending to fly from one thing to another, which may give the impression that Branch is unreliable.
It could be hard for Michelle Branch to hold her ground and she may be taken advantage of easily. Branch displays little strength or force to others and may be quick to resign, despite having many longings, hopes, and wishes for the future.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Opposition Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Mars Square Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Neptune