approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Sheila's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Sheila Chandra comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Sheila Chandra - 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 Sheila Chandra" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Sheila a little better. This page describes the disguise Chandra wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Sheila Chandra appears gentle and soft, and she acts rather reserved with others until she knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Sheila has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: her heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for her. Chandra tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Chandra.
Chandra approaches life emotionally and subjectively and she is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around her. Instinctive and non-rational, Sheila Chandra is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for her actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
Her emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Sheila's thoughts and opinions. She views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach herself from her own personal bias and prejudices. She is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects her and those dear and close to her, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, she may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Sheila and her near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for her and her near and dear ones, it is no good.
She is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those she cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Sheila Chandra empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, she is easily moved by others' pain, and Sheila Chandra is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
Her moods fluctuate and change frequently and she is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Sheila Chandra communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Sheila never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to her.
Sheila Chandra radiates a sense of pride, self-assurance and a definite awareness of her own importance. It is hard to ignore Chandra when she is present, and her personality may overshadow or dominate the scene.
Sheila has an appealing physical appearance, which - along with her winning ways - is likely to make her a favorite in her immediate environment. Sheila Chandra is the "easy" one, and she knows how to please others. However, Chandra must not take her personal charm for granted, because she may also come across as vain or too needy for approval.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness and nonjudgmental acceptance about Sheila Chandra which draws people in need to her. Because she has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Sheila is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Sheila Chandra needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
She is assertive and bold. Sheila Chandra is willing to be the first person to speak up and make her position known, and to strike out on her own if necessary. Sheila generally gets along better with men than with women because her approach is quite direct and sometimes tactless and insensitive as well. She can be a bit too forceful. However, Sheila Chandra's boldness is her calling card, and most people feel that she can at least be trusted to be honest with them.
Chandra projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that she is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Sheila Chandra generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to her, and she may appear to be somewhat luckier than other people. This is primarily due to the confidence that Sheila Chandra emanates.
It may be hard for Sheila Chandra to hold her ground and she may be taken advantage of easily. Chandra displays little strength or force to others and may be quick to resign, despite having many longings, hopes, and wishes for the future.
She is self-assured and confident in dealing with others and has a positive influence on her environment. Sheila Chandra is able to work well with others in a team environment and advantages through other people may come to her frequently.
Sheila Chandra seems to float between the world of illusion and reality and prefers to live in the former. Somewhat insecure and uncertain, she may try to avoid responsibility. Her ideas tend to be a bit strange and Sheila Chandra should guard against pursuing the wrong objectives.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Trine Asc.
Venus Trine Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Mars Sextile Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Neptune
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Jupiter
Asc. Opposition Neptune/MC