approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Saint Catherine's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Catherine Labouré comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Catherine Labouré - 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 Catherine Labouré" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Saint Catherine a little better. This page describes the disguise Saint Catherine Labouré 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, Catherine Labouré 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. Saint Catherine has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Catherine Labouré very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, Saint Catherine Labouré is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Catherine Labouré will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Saint Catherine Labouré's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
Her need to create harmony extends to her physical environment and personal appearance as well. Catherine Labouré 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 Saint Catherine Labouré is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Saint Catherine 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 Catherine Labouré - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Catherine Labouré 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 Saint Catherine.
Others see Catherine Labouré as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face Saint Catherine Labouré 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 Catherine Labouré usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
The way Catherine Labouré comes across to others, particularly at first impression, tends to conceal certain important facets of her character. Specifically, what gives Saint Catherine pleasure, how she likes to give and receive affection, and what she seeks in friendship or love relationships are not at all apparent based on Saint Catherine Labouré's outward demeanor. Catherine Labouré seems to send mixed signals, and this can create a bit of confusion for the people who are interested in getting close to her or knowing her on more than a superficial level.
She is intellectually alive, curious and willing to learn. Catherine Labouré is intellectually competitive, fond of debating with others and may have some stormy proceedings. Saint Catherine presents her position skillfully, defends it ably and finds satisfaction in doing so.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Mars