approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Andre's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Andre Rison comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Andre Rison - 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 Andre Rison" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Andre a little better. This page describes the disguise Rison wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Andre Rison appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Andre has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Rison tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Rison.
Rison approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Andre Rison is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Andre's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Andre and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Andre Rison empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Andre Rison is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Andre Rison communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Andre never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Andre's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Moreover, Andre Rison also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Rison needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
He is charming and friendly to everyone, but may prefer more superficial and frequently changing relationships with people rather than steady and lasting friendships. Some of his meetings with others could come about suddenly.
Andre Rison has a strong desire to build an image that captivates everyone around him, and with his attractive and fascinating personality, he has the ability to influence many people. Andre is likely to have some unusual love affairs.
A very self-confident personality and the ability to gain the respect of other people will almost assure Andre Rison of a position of leadership. He is likely to be successful and his efforts will be recognized by others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Pluto
Asc. Opposition Mars/MC