approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Myrna's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Myrna Loy comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Myrna Loy - 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 Myrna Loy" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Myrna a little better. This page describes the disguise Loy wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Myrna Loy is often receding and withdrawn for she is not an aggressive, forceful person, and she intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Myrna tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing her will upon them is often Loy's way of dealing with problems.
Myrna Loy may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. She needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Loy's emotional balance and well-being.
Myrna Loy is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Myrna Loy probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Loy's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Loy, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because she is very giving and forgiving, people sense Loy's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward her when in need. Often Loy will continue to give to people even when she realizes they are taking advantage of her or becoming overly dependent upon her. Myrna Loy overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for her own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Loy's strong points.
Though she may be as intelligent as anyone else, she does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Myrna through logical arguments is often futile. Her feelings, intuition, and heart, not her head, lead her, which may infuriate or bewilder Loy's more rational friends. Myrna Loy certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Myrna Loy has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. She is not as structured and rigid in her attitudes as many people are, which enables Myrna Loy to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on her part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
The effect of her childhood experiences, and the beliefs and attitudes Myrna learned while young, are clearly apparent in her demeanor. It is all right on the surface, but when trouble arises Myrna Loy 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 is highly verbal and communicative. Connecting with and talking to other people are key aspects of Myrna's personality. Myrna Loy may seem to be a busybody to others sometimes. She may also depend too much on other people's advice or feedback before making up her own mind, and Loy may thus appear to be indecisive.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about Myrna Loy which draws people in need to her. Because she has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Myrna is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Myrna Loy needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
The image that Myrna Loy projects to the world and the person she really is inside, are considerably different. So much so that at times Myrna may feel that people do not see or know the real her. They respond to the face they see, and the initial impression Loy makes may actually be misleading. Within her, also, there is much complexity and tension, and Myrna Loy often feels that she needs to change herself in significant ways or that she continually holds back essential aspects of hers.
Loy is charming and very affectionate, and she expresses her feelings vivaciously. Love comes naturally to Myrna Loy; she seems to be tuned into love from head to toe. Myrna loves to go out and have a good time and little gestures of adoration are important to her.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Opposition Asc.
Mercury Opposition Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Sun Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/Mars