approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Armi's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Armi Aavikko comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Armi Aavikko - her real motivation, which describes the kind of person she is at heart and where her 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 Armi Aavikko" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Armi a little better. This page describes the disguise Aavikko wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
She is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if she strongly disagrees with someone, Armi Aavikko will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. She often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Armi has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Armi Aavikko very much wants to be liked and because of her need for approval and acceptance, Aavikko is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. She so much wants to please that often Armi Aavikko will suppress her own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Aavikko's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
Her need to create harmony extends to her physical environment and personal appearance as well. Armi Aavikko appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. She does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From her home furnishings to her choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
She also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Aavikko is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Armi possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to her and finding the right person to share her life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Armi Aavikko - she is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases her self-confidence. Armi Aavikko does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on her partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being herself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Armi.
Others see Armi Aavikko as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to her, this is the sort of face Aavikko shows to the world. She possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. Her motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Armi Aavikko usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
The effect of her childhood experiences, and the beliefs and attitudes Armi learned while young, are clearly apparent in her demeanor. All is well on the surface, but when trouble arises, Armi Aavikko seems childish and needy. When she is in calmer waters, she appears to have a vulnerable, trusting nature that brings out the mothering instinct in others.
Armi Aavikko comes across as unusual, highly independent, and free spirited. There is a touch of brilliance and creative genius in her demeanor. She is also restless and easily distracted, and tends to fly from one thing to another, which may leave the impression that Aavikko is unreliable.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Opposition Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.