approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Phylicia's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Phylicia Rashad comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Phylicia Rashad - 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 Phylicia Rashad" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Phylicia a little better. This page describes the disguise Rashad wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Phylicia Rashad is often receding and withdrawn for she is not an aggressive, forceful person, and she intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Phylicia tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing her will upon them is often Rashad's way of dealing with problems.
Phylicia Rashad may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. She needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Rashad's emotional balance and well-being.
Phylicia Rashad is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Phylicia Rashad probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Rashad's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Rashad, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because she is very giving and forgiving, people sense Rashad's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward her when in need. Often Rashad will continue to give to people even when she realizes they are taking advantage of her or becoming overly dependent upon her. Phylicia Rashad overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for her own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Rashad's strong points.
Though she may be as intelligent as anyone else, she does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Phylicia through logical arguments is often futile. Her feelings, intuition, and heart, not her head, lead her, which may infuriate or bewilder Rashad's more rational friends. Phylicia Rashad certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Phylicia Rashad has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. She is not as structured and rigid in her attitudes as many people are, which enables Phylicia Rashad to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on her part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
Phylicia Rashad 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, Phylicia will find that many people prefer to avoid her. Even without meaning to, Rashad can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Rashad may well have been discouraged from freely expressing herself. Moreover, she may be seriously inhibited by an overemphasis on being acceptable, conforming to certain standards and expectations, and generally not getting out of line.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Square Asc.
Saturn Quincunx Asc.