approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Winnie's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Winnie Madikizela-Mandela comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela - 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 Winnie Madikizela-Mandela" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Winnie a little better. This page describes the disguise Winnie Mandela wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, she is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. She is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Winnie Mandela, and she tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. She is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
She is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning her moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. She is willing to work long and persistently for what she wants and she often does things the hard way. Winnie does not expect others to take care of her and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. She is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about her approach. She is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with her duties to others and how she comes across socially - her "rank" so to speak.
To others Winnie Madikizela-Mandela seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Winnie dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display her feelings, especially the more tender ones. Winnie Mandela likes to always appear poised and in control; and she hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in her armor.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and she feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Winnie Mandela's guide in life, and she in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which she likes to impart to younger people.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to her personality. She expects much from herself and may not give herself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
She also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve her money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in her. Winnie exercises great self-discipline and self-control and she can "do without" very well. Her tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though she may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Winnie Mandela shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela appears sympathetic and approachable. Because she uses her feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that Winnie Mandela understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Winnie Madikizela-Mandela really wants people to know how she feels, and their care and support are very important to her.
Winnie has an appealing physical appearance and this, along with her winning ways, is apt to make her a favorite in her immediate environment. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is the "easy" one, and she knows how to please others. However, Winnie Mandela must not take her personal charm for granted, because she may also seem vain or too needy for approval.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about Winnie Madikizela-Mandela which draws people in need to her. Because she has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Winnie is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Winnie often comes across to others more abruptly or even antagonistically than is necessary to achieve her aims. And naturally if people perceive that she is trying to compete with them or run them over, some of them will put up a lot of resistance to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and her objectives. Winnie Mandela might be more successful if she tones herself down a bit and shows some consideration, without completely sacrificing her own needs and wants.
She is easily excitable and could find it difficult to sit still. Winnie Mandela always have something going on and is not afraid to take chances. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela takes the initiative and has the ability to stimulate and sweep along others.
Others are attracted to Winnie Mandela because of her light-hearted, cheerful and optimistic personality. Very charming, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is likely to give frequent compliments. She is very affectionate toward others and has a need to be in active relationships with people.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela tends to get excited easily and may act a bit restless in the presence of other people. Always in motion, Winnie Mandela seems to come across like a whirlwind and has a constant need for different and new experiences.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Trine Asc.
Venus Trine Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Mars Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Uranus
Asc. Opposition Moon/Venus
Asc. Opposition Uranus/MC