approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Sanaa's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Sanaa Lathan comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Sanaa Lathan - 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 Sanaa Lathan" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Sanaa a little better. This page describes the disguise Lathan wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Lathan's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Sanaa Lathan wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Sanaa Lathan wants, Sanaa Lathan usually gets.
She is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Sanaa wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Sanaa Lathan functions well in crisis situations and she often seeks them out, for she enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
She is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Sanaa Lathan usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Lathan approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Sanaa Lathan also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships she is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until she gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Lathan. When Sanaa Lathan commits herself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, she is intensely loyal and devoted to them and she also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If she is ever betrayed by someone she cares deeply for, Sanaa Lathan is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as she once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, she is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever she cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in her.
Because of her natural reserve, others may see Sanaa Lathan as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Sanaa Lathan also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Sanaa Lathan radiates a sense of confidence, well-being, and optimism, which inspires trust and good feelings in others. She likes herself and it shows. She expects success in life and she generally achieves it. However, Lathan also tends to exaggerate or to overestimate herself, and she can be sloppy and careless when it comes to details.
Sanaa Lathan seems gentle and receptive and often does not make a clear, strong impression on others. Sanaa Lathan has an elusive and subtle quality, and people may be nebulous about who she is. She is easily influenced by others and somewhat naive. Sanaa Lathan has a spiritual, mystical approach to life and she is very idealistic and sometimes impractical.
Sanaa Lathan can get by in life almost on her personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Sanaa that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually she appears confident and clear about who she is, and it is very difficult not to notice her or feel her influence when Lathan is around.
Her emotional instincts, feelings and intuition play a big part in the decisions Sanaa Lathan makes and how she interacts with the world, and generally her feelings are quite accurate and helpful to her. Also, establishing emotional rapport with the people she meets day-to-day is rather easy for Lathan. Sanaa Lathan appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to her, especially when they need guidance or help.
Sanaa has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes facets of life. She may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Sanaa's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
She is intellectually alive, curious and willing to learn. Sanaa Lathan is intellectually competitive, fond of debating with others and may have some stormy proceedings. Sanaa presents her position skillfully, defends it ably and finds satisfaction in doing so.
Sanaa Lathan loves children and young people and is likely to provide an intellectually stimulating environment for them. Lathan is inclined to lead an active social life and establishing relationships with others comes easy to her.
A very self-confident personality and the ability to gain the respect of other people will almost assure Sanaa Lathan of a position of leadership. She is likely to be successful and her efforts will be recognized by others.
Sanaa Lathan tends to lead a very harmonious life and live in peaceful surroundings. Her emotions seem to play a big part in her relationships with others and Lathan bases her relationships on inner understanding between people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Conjunct Asc.
Neptune Conjunct Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Moon Sextile Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Mars
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/N. Node
Asc. Conjunct Mars/MC
Asc. Conjunct MC/N. Node