approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Zola's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Zola Budd comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Zola Budd - 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 Zola Budd" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Zola a little better. This page describes the disguise Budd wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Zola Budd meets life head on and throws herself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. She is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all her dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Zola projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. She often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Budd is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. She likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Zola Budd may feel that she does not fit into groups very well and that she does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. She likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Budd is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. She tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in her outlook, which enables Zola to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Zola Budd feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that she will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Budd's forte. However, she never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Zola Budd it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
She is scornful of what she sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Zola Budd is not a follower. Others see Zola as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Budd presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see her vulnerable or insecure side.
Zola Budd appears sympathetic and approachable. Because she uses her feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that Budd understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Zola Budd really wants people to know how she feels, and their care and support are very important to her.
She may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally Zola Budd 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 Zola's role to shake things up a bit and she may not be entirely comfortable with this herself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Trine Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.