approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Al's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Al Jardine comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Al Jardine - 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 Al Jardine" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Al a little better. This page describes the disguise Jardine wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Al Jardine will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Al has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Al Jardine very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Jardine is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Al Jardine will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Jardine's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Al Jardine appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Jardine is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Al possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Al Jardine - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Al Jardine does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Al.
Others see Al Jardine as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Jardine shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Al Jardine usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Al Jardine has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, Al will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Jardine can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Al Jardine appears sympathetic and approachable. Because he uses his feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that Jardine understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Al Jardine really wants people to know how he feels, and their care and support are very important to him.
To others, Al Jardine appears capable, mature, and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Al that inspired people to rely on him. Jardine keeps his cool in most situations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Square Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.