approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Thora's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Thora Birch comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Thora Birch - 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 Thora Birch" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Thora a little better. This page describes the disguise Birch wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Thora Birch 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. Thora 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. Birch tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Birch.
Birch 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, Thora Birch 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 Thora'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 Thora 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. Thora Birch empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, she is easily moved by others' pain, and Thora Birch 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. Thora Birch communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Thora never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to her.
Thora Birch seems tolerant, broad-minded, and well-educated or as if she has traveled widely. She radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Birch is apt to have a significant impact on the people she encounters, without even realizing it - a positive, encouraging one.
The way Thora Birch comes across to others, particularly on first impression, tends to conceal certain important aspects of hers. Specifically, what gives Thora pleasure, how she likes to give and receive affection, and what she seeks in friendship or love relationships are not at all apparent from Birch's outward demeanor. Thora Birch seems to send mixed signals, and this can create a bit of confusion for the people who are interested in getting close to her or knowing her on more than a superficial level.
She may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally Thora Birch does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be Thora's role to shake things up a bit and she may not be entirely comfortable with this herself.
Others may see Thora as a cool, reserved and unapproachable person, perhaps as a result of her conservative and stern upbringing. Thora Birch could feel that no one understands her and tends to isolate herself from others.
She is likely to acquire a very powerful position and will gain public recognition for her efforts. Thora Birch may even achieve a degree of celebrity in her sphere and would make an excellent politician.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Venus Quincunx Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Saturn
Asc. Opposition MC/Pluto