approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Shiri's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Shiri Appleby comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Shiri Appleby - 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 Shiri Appleby" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Shiri a little better. This page describes the disguise Appleby wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Shiri Appleby is often receding and withdrawn for she is not an aggressive, forceful person, and she intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Shiri tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing her will upon them is often Appleby's way of dealing with problems.
Shiri Appleby may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. She needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Appleby's emotional balance and well-being.
Shiri Appleby is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Shiri Appleby probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Appleby's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Appleby, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because she is very giving and forgiving, people sense Appleby's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward her when in need. Often Appleby will continue to give to people even when she realizes they are taking advantage of her or becoming overly dependent upon her. Shiri Appleby overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for her own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Appleby's strong points.
Though she may be as intelligent as anyone else, she does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Shiri through logical arguments is often futile. Her feelings, intuition, and heart, not her head, lead her, which may infuriate or bewilder Appleby's more rational friends. Shiri Appleby certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Shiri Appleby has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. She is not as structured and rigid in her attitudes as many people are, which enables Shiri Appleby to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on her part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
Shiri Appleby seems like a loner or isolationist at times, and it may be difficult to get to know her or form close friendships with her. To others, Shiri may appear standoffish, as if she were judging them from afar.
Despite the fact that her core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Shiri Appleby has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in her environment. She may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Shiri Appleby often does not get the full recognition she yearns for.
She may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Shiri Appleby seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Shiri tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
Shiri has an appealing physical appearance, which - along with her winning ways - is likely to make her a favorite in her immediate environment. Shiri Appleby is the "easy" one, and she knows how to please others. However, Appleby must not take her personal charm for granted, because she may also come across as vain or too needy for approval.
At times her desire to impress other people, or be important or popular may make Appleby do things that go against her better judgment. Even Shiri's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, or seen as pompousness or interference. Shiri Appleby needs to be aware of her tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Opposition Asc.
Sun Square Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Venus Trine Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.