approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Sonja's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Sonja Henie comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Sonja Henie - 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 Sonja Henie" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Sonja a little better. This page describes the disguise Henie 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 Henie's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Sonja Henie wants something she goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Sonja Henie wants, Sonja Henie usually gets.
She is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Sonja 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. Sonja Henie 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. Sonja Henie usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Henie approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why she feels or acts the way she does. Sonja Henie 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 Henie. When Sonja Henie 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, Sonja Henie 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 Sonja Henie as something of an enigma. She is quite self-protective and often defensive. Sonja Henie also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Sonja has an appealing physical appearance, which - along with her winning ways - is likely to make her a favorite in her immediate environment. Sonja Henie is the "easy" one, and she knows how to please others. However, Henie must not take her personal charm for granted, because she may also come across as vain or too needy for approval.
The initial impression Henie makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way Sonja thinks and her true opinions are not always readily apparent. Sonja Henie may try to clothe her ideas and thoughts in terms that tend to mute rather than clarify them. For instance, she may have a very definite, unambiguous opinion, but state it in such a gentle, tactful manner that it seems as though she does not stand behind it as vigorously as she would like. This creates miscommunication or misunderstandings at times. On another level, Sonja Henie tends to become scattered and nervous when she is out of balance. She needs clarity and order in her environment to be at her finest.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Sonja that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Sonja Henie may be on the surface, she is also a force to be reckoned with. Sonja has causes, passions or desires that drive her and when one of these is aroused Henie is quite zealous in her pursuit or defense of it.
Sonja Henie has a hypnotizing effect on people in her surroundings and others see her as someone with extraordinary capabilities. Sonja has a strong desire to mentally dominate her relationships, and with her ability to out-talk anyone, she can sway them to her opinions.
Sonja Henie believes in good fellowship or comradeship and cultivates an active social life. Her relationships tend to be very harmonious and her participation in group efforts is carried out with vigorous and energetic cooperation.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Trine Asc.
Mercury Quincunx Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Pluto
Asc. Opposition Mars/N. Node