approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Andrei's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Andrei Sakharov comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Andrei Sakharov - 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 Andrei Sakharov" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Andrei a little better. This page describes the disguise Sakharov wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Andrei Sakharov always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Sakharov will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Andrei Sakharov has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Andrei Sakharov also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Sakharov's environment is very important to Sakharov.
Sakharov steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Andrei Sakharov tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Andrei rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Andrei Sakharov as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Sakharov has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Andrei may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
Andrei Sakharov radiates a sense of good will, optimism, and trust, which inspires hope in other people. His presence has a healing effect on others even without Sakharov's awareness. Though Sakharov appears modest and content in a humble position, he has a sense of inner greatness or worthiness that is unmistakable. Andrei Sakharov also has a balance of confidence and humility, of faith and caution, that makes him very appealing to others and he has many more admirers than he realizes.
Sakharov may seem unpredictable and unreliable in the way he behaves towards others - or his personal relationships may seem constantly in flux, so that Andrei Sakharov is always a bit off center.
Andrei Sakharov also come across as an independent sort, someone who does not wish to be controlled or dictated to.
He may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if he cannot sit still. Andrei Sakharov seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Andrei tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
At times his feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and a too-forceful approach get Andrei into trouble. Andrei Sakharov tends to take offense when none was intended. He may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Andrei Sakharov needs to moderate his temper to avoid constant irritation with those in his environment.
Andrei has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes elements in life. He may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Andrei's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Conjunct Ascendant in Virgo
Uranus Opposition Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Mars Square Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.