approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Armand's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Armand Carrel comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Armand Carrel - 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 Armand Carrel" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Armand a little better. This page describes the disguise Carrel 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, Armand Carrel 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 Carrel, 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. Armand 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 Armand Carrel seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Armand dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Carrel likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Armand Carrel 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 Carrel's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Armand Carrel 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. Armand Carrel 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. Armand 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 Carrel shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Armand Carrel appears to have a very honorable and generous attitude toward others, as if he had their best interest at heart. Because others view Carrel as a tolerant, understanding and even wise person, they may also seek his counsel.
Armand has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes facets of life. He may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Armand's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
Carrel may well have been discouraged from freely expressing himself. Moreover, he may be seriously inhibited by an overemphasis on being acceptable, conforming to certain standards and expectations, and generally not getting out of line.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Opposition Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.
Saturn Quincunx Asc.