Ruth St. Denis
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ruth's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Ruth St. Denis comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ruth St. Denis - 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 Ruth St. Denis" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ruth a little better. This page describes the disguise St. Denis wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if she strongly disagrees with someone, Ruth St. Denis will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. She often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Ruth has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Ruth St. Denis very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, St. Denis is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Ruth St. Denis will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes St. Denis' politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
Her need to create harmony extends to her physical environment and personal appearance as well. Ruth St. Denis appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. She does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From her home furnishings to her choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
She also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that St. Denis is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Ruth possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to her and finding the right person to share her life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Ruth St. Denis - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Ruth St. Denis does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on her partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being herself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Ruth.
Others see Ruth St. Denis as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face St. Denis shows to the world. She possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. Her motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Ruth St. Denis usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
She may be seen as someone who provokes conflict because Ruth St. Denis likes to get everything out in the open and she generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. Her relationships with others may be characterized by a great deal of competition, anger, or friction as a result. Or, St. Denis may seem to run into more than her share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness her energies into cooperative efforts and shared work is St. Denis' challenge.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Ruth that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Ruth St. Denis may be on the surface, she is also a force to be reckoned with. Ruth has causes, passions, or desires that drive her and when one of these is aroused St. Denis is quite zealous in her pursuit or defense of it.
She is very sociable, has a harmonious disposition, and is able to have happy relationships with people in her environment. Her eternal optimism brings Ruth St. Denis the affinity of many people with whom she will have many joyful experiences.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Opposition Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/MC