approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Pearl's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Pearl Bailey comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Pearl Bailey - 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 Pearl Bailey" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Pearl a little better. This page describes the disguise Bailey wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Pearl Bailey 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 Bailey 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. Pearl does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though she has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Pearl Bailey 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. Bailey 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 Bailey 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. Pearl Bailey 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, Pearl 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. Pearl 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 Bailey'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.
Pearl Bailey 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. Bailey 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.
The effect of her childhood experiences, and the beliefs and attitudes Pearl learned while young, are clearly apparent in her demeanor. It is all right on the surface, but when trouble arises Pearl Bailey 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.
Pearl Bailey is extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around her, and at times she can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for her, as Pearl Bailey tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever she is with. She may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person she is with the most.
Pearl has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes elements in life. She may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Pearl's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
She is likely to live in an unusual or somewhat restless environment. Pearl Bailey needs her freedom and may be a bit inconsiderate and combative toward others at times. Pearl has a strong desire to exceed her limits, even if it means having to use force.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Opposition Asc.
Neptune Square Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/Pluto