approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Arthur's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Arthur Ashe comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Arthur Ashe - 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 Arthur Ashe" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Arthur a little better. This page describes the disguise Ashe wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He 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 he strongly disagrees with someone, Arthur Ashe will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Arthur has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Arthur Ashe very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Ashe is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Arthur Ashe will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Ashe's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Arthur Ashe appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Ashe is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Arthur possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Arthur Ashe - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Arthur Ashe does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Arthur.
Others see Arthur Ashe as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Ashe shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Arthur Ashe usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
He may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if he cannot sit still. Arthur Ashe seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Arthur tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
Arthur Ashe appears to be liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual, or off the beaten track arouses his interest. Ashe infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Arthur Ashe does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.