approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Rachel's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Rachel Carson comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Rachel Carson - 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 Rachel Carson" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Rachel a little better. This page describes the disguise Carson 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 In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Rachel Carson is often receding and withdrawn for she is not an aggressive, forceful person, and she intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Rachel 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 Carson's way of dealing with problems.
Rachel Carson 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 Carson's emotional balance and well-being.
Rachel Carson is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Rachel Carson probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Carson's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Carson, 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 Carson's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward her when in need. Often Carson will continue to give to people even when she realizes they are taking advantage of her or becoming overly dependent upon her. Rachel Carson overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for her own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Carson'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 Rachel through logical arguments is often futile. Her feelings, intuition, and heart, not her head, lead her, which may infuriate or bewilder Carson's more rational friends. Rachel Carson certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Rachel Carson 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 Rachel Carson 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.
Rachel Carson has a mature and rather heavy, solemn demeanor, and she tends to take herself and life too seriously. She possesses a great deal of self-control, self-discipline, and a very dominant conscience. She may be dogged by feelings of personal inadequacy and inhibition. Rachel Carson seems authoritarian to others.
Rachel Carson appears sympathetic and approachable. Because she uses her feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that Carson understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Rachel Carson really wants people to know how she feels, and their care and support are very important to her.
She projects herself with vigor and energy and impresses others with the force of her personality. Her will-power probably was developed early in life and Rachel Carson takes control of whatever situation she is involved in.
Rachel Carson has a big heart, is generous with her affections, and has a strong desire to take care of everyone around her. It is easy for Carson to establish personal contacts and relationships because of her ability to fully understand others.
She is intellectually alive, curious and willing to learn. Intellectually competitive, Rachel Carson is fond of debating with others and could have some stormy proceedings. Rachel present her position skillfully, defends it ably and finds satisfaction in doing so.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Conjunct Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Mars
Asc. Opposition Moon/N. Node
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Mars