approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Summer's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Summer Phoenix comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Summer Phoenix - 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 Summer Phoenix" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Summer a little better. This page describes the disguise Phoenix 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 In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Summer Phoenix is often receding and withdrawn for she is not an aggressive, forceful person, and she intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Summer 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 Phoenix's way of dealing with problems.
Summer Phoenix 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 Phoenix's emotional balance and well-being.
Summer Phoenix is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Summer Phoenix probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Phoenix's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Phoenix, 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 Phoenix's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward her when in need. Often Phoenix will continue to give to people even when she realizes they are taking advantage of her or becoming overly dependent upon her. Summer Phoenix overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for her own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Phoenix'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 Summer through logical arguments is often futile. Her feelings, intuition, and heart, not her head, lead her, which may infuriate or bewilder Phoenix's more rational friends. Summer Phoenix certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Summer Phoenix 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 Summer Phoenix 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.
She may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if she cannot sit still. Summer Phoenix seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Summer tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
Summer has an appealing physical appearance and this, along with her winning ways, is apt to make her a favorite in her immediate environment. Summer Phoenix is the "easy" one, and she knows how to please others. However, Phoenix must not take her personal charm for granted, because she may also seem vain or too needy for approval.
Her emotional instincts, feelings, and intuition play a big part in the decisions Summer Phoenix 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 Phoenix. Summer Phoenix appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to her, especially when they need guidance or help.
At times her desire to impress other people, to be important, or to be popular may make Phoenix does things that go against her better judgment. Even Summer's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, seen as pompousness or interference. Summer Phoenix 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:
Mercury Square Asc.
Venus Trine Asc.
Moon Sextile Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.