approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Soraya's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Soraya Esfandiary comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Soraya Esfandiary - 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 Soraya Esfandiary" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Soraya a little better. This page describes the disguise Empress Soraya Pahlavi wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, she is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Soraya Esfandiary is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. She is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Empress Soraya Pahlavi sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and she wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to her community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Soraya's whole outlook and approach to life. She is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only her own personal well-being.
Sometimes she may overlook or ignore her own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to her ideals of how one should feel or act. Though she has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Soraya Esfandiary herself is sometimes dogmatic about her beliefs and ideologies.
She is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and she is eclectic and cosmopolitan in her tastes. She may consider herself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Soraya Esfandiary is strongly influenced by her peer group and the flavor of the times in which she grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. She is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Soraya Esfandiary is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Empress Soraya Pahlavi probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Empress Soraya Pahlavi's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Soraya Esfandiary as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Soraya does not often show her emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for she tends to be very rational.
Soraya Esfandiary is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Soraya Esfandiary is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Soraya Esfandiary needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Empress Soraya Pahlavi's work or outside social activities.
Soraya Esfandiary harmonizes, blends, and adapts herself to other people. Often, she is quiet and reflective, sensing and intuiting when the time is right for action. Soraya Esfandiary finds that by following her instincts she "dances to the beat of a different drummer" much of the time. Nevertheless, having a sense of belonging and especially of community is vital to her well-being. She is friendly and warm, but not sentimental, and Empress Soraya Pahlavi's involvement in groups, organizations, or community endeavors is very important to Empress Soraya Pahlavi.
At times her feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and a too-forceful approach get Soraya into trouble. Soraya Esfandiary tends to take offense when none was intended. She may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Soraya Esfandiary needs to moderate her temper to avoid constant irritation with those in her environment.
Soraya Esfandiary radiates a sense of pride, self-assurance, and a definite awareness of her own importance. It is hard to ignore Empress Soraya Pahlavi when she is present, and her personality may overshadow or dominate the scene.
Soraya Esfandiary has a tendency to live in a world of her own, a world that is likely to be far from reality. Soraya wants to make a big impression, and with her dazzling personality she knows how to put on a brilliant show.
Soraya Esfandiary tends to be somewhat inhibited and does not want to attract attention to her. She is likely to think that other people are more important than she is and prefers to live in seclusion.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Conjunct Ascendant in Aquarius
Mars Square Asc.
Sun Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/Neptune
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/N. Node