approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Sophie's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Sophie Okonedo comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Sophie Okonedo - 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 Sophie Okonedo" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Sophie a little better. This page describes the disguise Okonedo 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 In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Sophie Okonedo is often receding and withdrawn for she is not an aggressive, forceful person, and she intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Sophie 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 Okonedo's way of dealing with problems.
Sophie Okonedo 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 Okonedo's emotional balance and well-being.
Sophie Okonedo is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Sophie Okonedo probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Okonedo's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Okonedo, 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 Okonedo's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward her when in need. Often Okonedo will continue to give to people even when she realizes they are taking advantage of her or becoming overly dependent upon her. Sophie Okonedo overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for her own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Okonedo'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 Sophie through logical arguments is often futile. Her feelings, intuition, and heart, not her head, lead her, which may infuriate or bewilder Okonedo's more rational friends. Sophie Okonedo certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Sophie Okonedo 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 Sophie Okonedo 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.
Her emotional responses, feelings and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Sophie Okonedo could come across as rather moody and fickle. On the other hand, she is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in her. At times Okonedo may wish she were not so easy to read.
Her attitude toward life is governed by her feelings and Sophie Okonedo tends to seek cordial understanding with others. Sophie has the ability to perceive other peoples' spiritual needs, and trusting her judgment, they are likely to come to Okonedo for advice.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/MC