approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Penny's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Penny Marshall comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Penny Marshall - 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 Penny Marshall" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Penny a little better. This page describes the disguise Marshall wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Marshall's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Penny Marshall wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Penny Marshall wants, Penny Marshall usually gets.
She is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Penny wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Penny Marshall functions well in crisis situations and she often seeks them out, for she enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
She is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Penny Marshall usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Marshall approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Penny Marshall also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships she is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until she gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Marshall. When Penny Marshall commits herself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, she is intensely loyal and devoted to them and she also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If she is ever betrayed by someone she cares deeply for, Penny Marshall is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as she once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, she is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever she cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in her.
Because of her natural reserve, others may see Penny Marshall as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Penny Marshall also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
The effect of her childhood experiences, and the beliefs and attitudes Penny learned while young, are clearly apparent in her demeanor. It is all right on the surface, but when trouble arises Penny Marshall 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.
Penny Marshall has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and she likes to do things in a big way. If she does this primarily to impress others, Penny will find that many people prefer to avoid her. Even without meaning to, Marshall can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Penny often comes across to others more abruptly or even antagonistically than is necessary to achieve her aims. And naturally if people perceive that she is trying to compete with them or run them over, some of them will put up a lot of resistance to Penny Marshall and her objectives. Marshall might be more successful if she tones herself down a bit and shows some consideration, without completely sacrificing her own needs and wants.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Opposition Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.
Mars Quincunx Asc.