approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Pat's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Pat Benatar comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Pat Benatar - 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 Pat Benatar" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Pat a little better. This page describes the disguise Benatar wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Pat Benatar has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and her two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though she may, on occasion, have her head in the clouds). Others often see Benatar as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. She is, in fact, amazingly consistent for she possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to her regular routine. Pat does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though she has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Pat Benatar is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. She follows her own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before she feels sure about it. Benatar can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. She will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something she does not want to do.
When Benatar has a purpose, she is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. Her obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make her flare up or respond to their anger. Pat Benatar appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind her easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Pat often wins simply due to her relentless persistence and her ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for her reluctance to make changes is her very strong need for security. Pat is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and she also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of her own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Benatar's hankering for permanence is that she easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Pat Benatar has a keen appreciation of the natural world and she derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. She is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and she knows how to enjoy herself. Benatar is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. She is also a great lover of beauty and her tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Pat's manner and appearance regardless of her chronological age. Moreover, Pat Benatar also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Benatar needs mental stimulation from her environment, or she will rapidly get bored.
Pat Benatar has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". Her personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Pat coaxes rather than coerces. However, if she does not get what she wants, Pat Benatar is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what she needs, or doing it for herself. Benatar seems to need others' approval first.
She is assertive and bold. Pat Benatar is willing to be the first person to speak up and make her position known, and to strike out on her own if necessary. Pat generally gets along better with men than with women because her approach is quite direct and sometimes tactless and insensitive as well. She can be a bit too forceful. However, Pat Benatar's boldness is her calling card, and most people feel that she can at least be trusted to be honest with them.
Pat Benatar has a sympathetic understanding of others and the ability to see through people. She is very sensitive and her emotional state depends a lot on the influence of her immediate surroundings and relationships. For this reason, others may see Pat as a somewhat unstable person.
She is likely to acquire a very powerful position and will gain public recognition for her efforts. Pat Benatar may even achieve a degree of celebrity in her sphere and would make an excellent politician.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Trine Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Mars Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Neptune
Asc. Opposition MC/Pluto