approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Elaine's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Spanky McFarlane comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Spanky McFarlane - 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 Spanky McFarlane" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Elaine a little better. This page describes the disguise McFarlane wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Spanky McFarlane 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. Elaine 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. McFarlane tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to McFarlane.
McFarlane 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, Spanky McFarlane 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 Elaine'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 Elaine 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. Spanky McFarlane empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, she is easily moved by others' pain, and Spanky McFarlane 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. Spanky McFarlane communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Elaine never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to her.
Spanky McFarlane radiates a sense of confidence, well-being, and optimism, which inspires trust and good feelings in others. She likes herself and it shows. She expects success in life and she generally achieves it. However, McFarlane also tends to exaggerate or to overestimate herself, and she can be sloppy and careless when it comes to details.
Her emotional instincts, feelings, and intuition play a big part in the decisions Spanky McFarlane makes and how she interacts with the world, and generally her feelings are quite accurate and helpful to her. Also, establishing emotional rapport with the people she meets on a day to day level is rather easy for McFarlane. Spanky McFarlane appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to her, especially when they need guidance or help.
Quite excitable and very impatient, Spanky McFarlane is ready for a fight in a flash. Because of her impulsive and rash behavior, McFarlane also tends to be accident-prone. Everything Spanky McFarlane does has to be done in a hurry and she expects the same of people in her surroundings.
She is likely to live in an unusual or somewhat restless environment. Spanky McFarlane needs her freedom and may be a bit inconsiderate and combative toward others at times. Elaine has a strong desire to exceed her limits, even if it means having to use force.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Conjunct Asc.
Moon Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/Pluto