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 Stevens comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Rachel Stevens - 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 Stevens" 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 Stevens wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Rachel Stevens appears gentle and soft, and she acts rather reserved with others until she knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Rachel has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: her heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for her. Stevens tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Stevens.
Stevens approaches life emotionally and subjectively and she is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around her. Instinctive and non-rational, Rachel Stevens is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for her actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
Her emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Rachel's thoughts and opinions. She views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach herself from her own personal bias and prejudices. She is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects her and those dear and close to her, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, she may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Rachel and her near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for her and her near and dear ones, it is no good.
She is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those she cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Rachel Stevens empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, she is easily moved by others' pain, and Rachel Stevens is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
Her moods fluctuate and change frequently and she is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Rachel Stevens communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Rachel never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to her.
She is rather easily irritated and is apt to strike out somewhat irrationally when the mood strikes her. Though basically kind and sympathetic, Rachel Stevens will aggressively defend and protect those she cherishes (and her own interests). She may even be quite militant under the guise of standing up for her family, or country, or home team. Stevens could also be an effective advocate for the rights and needs of children, mothers, and families.
Rachel Stevens has a tendency to react violently to the influence of her surroundings and to throw herself headlong into everything she does, suffering the consequences later on. Until Rachel learns to alter her conduct, there are likely to be many upsets in her relationships.
Rachel Stevens has a strong desire to build an image of her that captivates everyone around her, and with her attractive and fascinating personality, she has the ability to influence many people. Rachel is likely to have some unusual love affairs.
Rachel Stevens tends to be somewhat insecure in her relationships with other people and she strives for safety and security in her life. Acquiring possessions and property is important to Rachel, and she has a strong desire to make a distinguished impression on others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Conjunct Ascendant in Cancer
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Pluto
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Pluto
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Saturn