approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Rita's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Rita Coolidge comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Rita Coolidge - 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 Rita Coolidge" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Rita a little better. This page describes the disguise Coolidge wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, she is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Rita Coolidge frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. She is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Coolidge, and she tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. She is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
She is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning her moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. She is willing to work long and persistently for what she wants and she often does things the hard way. Rita does not expect others to take care of her and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. She is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about her approach. She is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with her duties to others and how she comes across socially - her "rank" so to speak.
To others Rita Coolidge seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Rita dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display her feelings, especially the more tender ones. Coolidge likes to always appear poised and in control; and she hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in her armor.
Rita Coolidge respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and she feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Coolidge's guide in life, and she in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which she likes to impart to younger people.
Rita Coolidge has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to her personality. She expects much from herself and may not give herself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
She also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve her money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Rita Coolidge spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in her. Rita exercises great self-discipline and self-control and she can "do without" very well. Her tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though she may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Coolidge shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Rita Coolidge radiates a sense of pride, self-assurance and a definite awareness of her own importance. It is hard to ignore Coolidge when she is present, and her personality may overshadow or dominate the scene.
She may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally Rita Coolidge does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be Rita's role to shake things up a bit and she may not be entirely comfortable with this herself.
She is very receptive to the influence of her environment, giving other people a chance to exploit or use her. Rita Coolidge has the ability to tune into the events around her, but she also should be careful not to overreact to the intentions of others.
Rita Coolidge seems to enjoy projecting a different image of herself to others, giving them a false impression of herself. She is inclined to associate with odd and peculiar people and is likely to have very strange romantic relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Trine Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Neptune
Asc. Opposition Venus/Neptune