approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ansel's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Ansel Adams comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ansel Adams - 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 Ansel Adams" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ansel a little better. This page describes the disguise Adams wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
High-spirited, enthusiastic, and exuberant, Ansel loves adventure, change and exploring new territory. He is not happy with being confined to the same safe, familiar, secure little world all the time. Ansel Adams has a strong sense of restlessness and yearning for something greater than anything he has yet experienced, and he often lives in his dreams and visions for the future. Ansel Adams tends to believe that the grass is greener somewhere else, and he likes to keep moving, either literally or figuratively. Idealistic and optimistic, he always expects something better ahead. Ansel Adams loves to have a goal, something to aim for, but once he achieves it he is on to something else. He is ever on the lookout for new opportunities and he is a gambler, willing to take risks and to break new ground. The possibility of discovering something new is what makes life interesting for him. Ansel Adams has great faith in life and he bounces back quickly from disappointment and failure.
Freedom loving and independent, Ansel Adams cannot tolerate being caged in for very long, and friends and loved ones must respect his need for freedom of movement. Binding commitments, responsibilities and relationships often weigh heavily upon Ansel and he may resist "growing up" and assuming the limitations of adult life.
He is friendly and outgoing and has a great sense of fun and playfulness. He is also philosophically minded and often quite outspoken about his convictions and beliefs. Sometimes Ansel Adams gets carried away with his enthusiasm of the moment and he tends to exaggerate. He is often a big talker, a big maker of promises, and he is usually pretty convincing. He does everything in a big way, a generous way. Adams likes to have the best, and he heartily dislikes stinginess, small mindedness or pettiness. His vision is always large. He is able to perceive the big picture, general patterns and principles, and he is well suited to politics, business, higher education or religion.
Others see Ansel Adams as a good sport and a good friend, but one who is not always consistent and dependable. He may also be seen as a wise person since he does not get bogged down in pettiness and trivialities, and is able to communicate a broader perspective that opens up new horizons. He is a person who believes in miracles, grace, or just plain good luck, someone who never gives up on life, and he inspires and encourages others to keep looking ahead.
Ansel Adams identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society, and with being a rebel, reformer, nonconformist, or iconoclast. He enjoys being original, unpredictable, and spontaneous, and insists on doing whatever he wishes regardless of tradition, convention, or other people's wishes. Others see Ansel Adams as "different" yet interesting and exciting.
Ansel Adams has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Ansel coax rather than coerce. However, if he does not get what he wants, Ansel Adams is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing for himself. Adams seems to need others' approval first.
Adams has a well developed personality and tends to base his relationships with others on a more personal level. Ansel Adams is inclined to seek mental or intellectual relationships and also has a strong desire for soul-unions.
Other people may consider his environment a bit strange and Adams likes to surround himself with a certain air of mystery. Ansel Adams tends to be very secretive and is likely to exert his power from behind the scenes.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Conjunct Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/MC
Asc. Opposition Neptune/Pluto