approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Mika's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Mika Tan comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Mika Tan - 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 Mika Tan" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Mika a little better. This page describes the disguise Tan 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 Mika Tan 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. Tan 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 Mika'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, Mika Tan 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. Mika Tan 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, Mika Tan is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Tan probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Tan's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Mika Tan as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Mika 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.
Mika Tan is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Mika Tan is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Mika Tan 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 Tan's work or outside social activities.
Mika Tan 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 Mika Tan may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
There is a certain intensity, charisma or compelling attractiveness about Mika Tan that may have little to do with her physical features. It is energy, a subtle sexuality that she emanates. Moreover, Tan 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.
Mika Tan has a big heart, is generous with her affections, and has a strong desire to take care of everyone around her. It is easy for Tan to establish personal contacts and relationships because of her ability to fully understand others.
Mika Tan tends to think of work as a hard and necessary chore and she may feel that she has little freedom of movement because of pressure caused by her surroundings. Tan is likely to feel hemmed in and considers dealing with others quite burdensome.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Pluto Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/N. Node
Asc. Opposition Mars/Saturn