approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Vivien's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Vivien Leigh comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Vivien Leigh - 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 Vivien Leigh" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Vivien a little better. This page describes the disguise Leigh wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Vivien Leigh has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and her two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though she may, on occasion, have her head in the clouds). Others often see Leigh as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. She is, in fact, amazingly consistent for she possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to her regular routine. Vivien does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though she has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Vivien Leigh is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. She follows her own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before she feels sure about it. Leigh can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. She will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something she does not want to do.
When Leigh has a purpose, she is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. Her obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make her flare up or respond to their anger. Vivien Leigh appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind her easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Vivien often wins simply due to her relentless persistence and her ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for her reluctance to make changes is her very strong need for security. Vivien is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and she also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of her own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Leigh's hankering for permanence is that she easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Vivien Leigh has a keen appreciation of the natural world and she derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. She is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and she knows how to enjoy herself. Leigh is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. She is also a great lover of beauty and her tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
Leigh draws much of her energy and sense of self from her relationships with others. She is inextricably connected with the significant others in her life; Vivien Leigh may feel at a loss without them, even if she appears to be the powerful or dominant person in the relationship. Vivien appears self-assured - as long as she is secure in the important relationships in her life.
Her emotional responses, feelings, and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Vivien Leigh could be seen as a rather moody, inconsistent creature. On the other hand, she is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in her. At times Leigh may wish she was not so easy to read.
Vivien Leigh seems tolerant, broad-minded, and well-educated or as if she has traveled widely. She radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Leigh is apt to have a significant impact on the people she encounters, without even realizing it - a positive, encouraging one.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Opposition Asc.
Moon Square Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.