approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Tracy's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Tracy Chapman comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Tracy Chapman - 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 Tracy Chapman" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Tracy a little better. This page describes the disguise Chapman wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Tracy Chapman 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. Tracy 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. Chapman tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Chapman.
Chapman 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, Tracy Chapman 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 Tracy'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 Tracy 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. Tracy Chapman empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, she is easily moved by others' pain, and Tracy Chapman 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. Tracy Chapman communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Tracy never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to her.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about Tracy Chapman which draws people in need to her. Because she has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Tracy is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Tracy Chapman needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Tracy has strong leadership qualities and finds it natural to take charge of her family environment. She throws herself wholeheartedly into all her affairs, does not like others to make demands on her, but Tracy Chapman will willingly give of her in most situations.
Her attitude towards life is governed by her feelings and Tracy Chapman tends to seek cordial understanding with others. Tracy has the ability to perceive other peoples' spiritual needs, and trusting her judgment, they are likely to come to Chapman for advice.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Mars
Asc. Opposition Moon/MC