approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Abdul Baha'i's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Abdul Baha'i comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Abdul Baha'i - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his 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 Abdul Baha'i" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Abdul Baha'i a little better. This page describes the disguise `Abbás wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, he is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Abdul Baha'i is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. He is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. `Abbás sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and he wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to his community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Abdul Baha'i's whole outlook and approach to life. He is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only his own personal well-being.
Sometimes he may overlook or ignore his own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to his ideals of how one should feel or act. Though he has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Abdul Baha'i himself is sometimes dogmatic about his beliefs and ideologies.
He is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and he is eclectic and cosmopolitan in his tastes. He may consider himself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Abdul Baha'i is strongly influenced by his peer group and the flavor of the times in which he grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. He is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Abdul Baha'i is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. `Abbás probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of `Abbás' relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Abdul Baha'i as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Abdul Baha'i does not often show his emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for he tends to be very rational.
Abdul Baha'i is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Abdul Baha'i is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Abdul Baha'i needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to `Abbás' work or outside social activities.
The effect of his childhood experiences, and the beliefs and attitudes Abdul Baha'i learned while young, are clearly apparent in his demeanor. It is all right on the surface, but when trouble arises Abdul Baha'i seems childish and needy. When he is in smoother waters, he appears to have a vulnerable, trusting nature that brings out the mothering instinct in other people.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Abdul Baha'i's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Abdul Baha'i also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. `Abbás needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
His family conditions may have been a bit oppressive, adding a note of gravity to Abdul Baha'i's personality. Somewhat insecure, Abdul Baha'i may feel that others restrain him. He has doubts about mankind in general and a fear of failure.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Opposition Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/Neptune