approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Nan's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Nan Martin comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Nan Martin - 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 Nan Martin" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Nan a little better. This page describes the disguise Martin 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, Nan Martin 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. Nan has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Nan Martin very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, Martin is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Nan Martin will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Martin'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. Nan Martin 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 Martin is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Nan 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 Nan Martin - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Nan Martin 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 Nan.
Others see Nan Martin as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face Martin 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 Nan Martin usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Despite the fact that her core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Nan Martin has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in her environment. She may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Nan Martin often does not get the full recognition she yearns for.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Nan Martin which may make people around her distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Nan is constantly monitoring their inner motives, and she probably is. Martin sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and she may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which she perceives so clearly) against them. At times, however, Nan Martin may be too suspicious and assign negative intentions to innocent people. Nan should avoid always looking on the dark side.
She is able to control her feelings and conduct herself in a very proper manner. Because of her inner shyness, Nan Martin tends to separate herself from others and gives the impression that she does not want to be talked to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Pluto Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Saturn