approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Auguste's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Auguste Rodin comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Auguste Rodin - 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 Auguste Rodin" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Auguste a little better. This page describes the disguise Rodin 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, Auguste Rodin 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 Rodin, 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. Auguste 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 Auguste Rodin seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Auguste dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Rodin likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Auguste Rodin 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 Rodin's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Auguste Rodin 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. Auguste Rodin 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. Auguste 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 Rodin shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Auguste Rodin which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Auguste is constantly monitoring their inner motives, and he probably is. Rodin sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and he may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which he perceives so clearly) against them. At times, however, Auguste Rodin may be too suspicious and assign negative intentions to innocent people. Auguste should avoid always looking on the dark side.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Auguste Rodin is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Auguste radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Auguste Rodin can get by in life almost on his personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Auguste that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually he appears confident and clear about who he is, and it is very difficult not to notice him or feel his influence when Rodin is around.
Auguste Rodin has a strong desire to constantly be in the limelight and he considers second place as a failure. Rodin is very self-confident, has the ability to mold his surrounding to his own needs and is likely to furnish his home according to his taste.
Auguste Rodin tends to be somewhat inhibited and does not want to attract attention. He is likely to think that other people are more important than he is and prefers to live in seclusion.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Square Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/N. Node