approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Nia's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Nia Long comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Nia Long - 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 Nia Long" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Nia a little better. This page describes the disguise Long wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, she is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Nia Long frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. She is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Long, and she tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. She is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
She is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning her moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. She is willing to work long and persistently for what she wants and she often does things the hard way. Nia does not expect others to take care of her and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. She is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about her approach. She is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with her duties to others and how she comes across socially - her "rank" so to speak.
To others Nia Long seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Nia dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display her feelings, especially the more tender ones. Long likes to always appear poised and in control; and she hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in her armor.
Nia Long respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and she feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Long's guide in life, and she in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which she likes to impart to younger people.
Nia Long has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to her personality. She expects much from herself and may not give herself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
She also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve her money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Nia Long spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in her. Nia exercises great self-discipline and self-control and she can "do without" very well. Her tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though she may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Long shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
To others, Nia Long appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when she was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Nia that inspired people to rely on her. Long keeps her cool in most situations.
Long projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that she is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Nia Long generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to her, and she may appear to be somewhat luckier than other people. This is primarily due to the confidence that Nia Long emanates.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Trine Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.