approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Shakira's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Shakira Ripoll comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Shakira Ripoll - 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 Shakira Ripoll" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Shakira a little better. This page describes the disguise Ripoll wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Shakira Ripoll meets life head on and throws herself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. She is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all her dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Shakira projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. She often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Ripoll is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. She likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Shakira Ripoll may feel that she does not fit into groups very well and that she does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. She likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Ripoll is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. She tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in her outlook, which enables Shakira to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Shakira Ripoll feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that she will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Ripoll's forte. However, she never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Shakira Ripoll it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
She is scornful of what she sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Shakira Ripoll is not a follower. Others see Shakira as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Ripoll presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see her vulnerable or insecure side.
At times Shakira Ripoll comes across to others as being rather intense and possibly manipulative or controlling. Or she may get involved in relationships which are "fatal attractions", where she acts out compulsive, intense needs and desires. There is a sexual, seductive quality in Ripoll's glance or manner that others notice right away. This may either repel them or draw them to Shakira Ripoll irresistibly.
She may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if she cannot sit still. Shakira Ripoll seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Shakira tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
To others, Shakira Ripoll appears capable, mature, and down to earth. Even when she was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Shakira that inspired people to rely on her. Ripoll keeps her cool in most situations.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about Shakira Ripoll which draws people in need to her. Because she has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Shakira is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Shakira Ripoll needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Shakira Ripoll can get by in life almost by personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Shakira 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 Ripoll is around.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Opposition Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.