approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Alan's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Alan Alda comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Alan Alda - 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 Alan Alda" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Alan a little better. This page describes the disguise Alda wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he 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, Alan Alda frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He 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 Alda, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. Alan does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others Alan Alda seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Alan dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Alda likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Alan Alda respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he 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 Alda's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Alan Alda has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Alan Alda 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 him. Alan exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Alda shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
He projects a very beautiful, pleasing, aesthetically appealing image to the world. Whatever Alan Alda does is done very tastefully and elegantly. Though he is conservative and controlled, he is also a loving person. Alan's beauty and/or personal charm is one of the first things people notice about him. He is highly attractive, and possibly vain.
His emotional responses, feelings, and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Alan Alda could be seen as a rather moody, inconsistent creature. On the other hand, he is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in him. At times Alda may wish he was not so easy to read.
Alan Alda appears to be liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual, or off the beaten track arouses his interest. Alda infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Alan Alda does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
A very self-confident personality and the ability to gain the respect of other people will almost assure Alan Alda a position of leadership. He is likely to be successful and his efforts will be recognized by others.
He may feel that personal relationships are interfering with the pursuit of his goals and chooses to lead a life on his own. But at the same time Alan Alda often may feel lonely and alienated by others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Conjunct Ascendant in Capricorn
Moon Square Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/MC
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/MC