approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Talia's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Talia Balsam comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Talia Balsam - 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 Talia Balsam" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Talia a little better. This page describes the disguise Balsam wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Talia Balsam 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. Talia 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. Balsam tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Balsam.
Balsam 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, Talia Balsam 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 Talia'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 Talia 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. Talia Balsam empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, she is easily moved by others' pain, and Talia Balsam 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. Talia Balsam communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Talia never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to her.
Talia Balsam seems like a loner or isolationist at times, and it may be difficult to get to know her or form close friendships with her. To others, Talia may appear standoffish, as if she were judging them from afar.
She may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Talia Balsam seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Talia tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness and nonjudgmental acceptance about Talia Balsam which draws people in need to her. Because she has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Talia is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Talia Balsam needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Talia has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes facets of life. She may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Talia's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Opposition Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.