approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ruhollah's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Ayatollah Khomeini comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ayatollah Khomeini - 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 Ayatollah Khomeini" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ruhollah a little better. This page describes the disguise Khomeini wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Ayatollah Khomeini always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Khomeini will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Ayatollah Khomeini has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Ayatollah Khomeini also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Khomeini's environment is very important to Khomeini.
Khomeini steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Ayatollah Khomeini tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Ruhollah rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Ayatollah Khomeini as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Khomeini has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Ruhollah may seem more businesslike and factual, as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamorous position in life.
Ayatollah Khomeini seems quirky, unusual, offbeat and "different". Sometimes it seems that he is trying to provoke people and upset the status quo just by being himself. Khomeini tends to be restless, excitable, and somewhat ungrounded or nervous as well.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Ayatollah Khomeini which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Ruhollah he is constantly scanning their inner motives, and he probably is. Khomeini 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 though, Ayatollah Khomeini may be too suspicious and assigns negative intentions to innocent people. Ruhollah should avoid looking always on the dark side.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Ruhollah's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Ayatollah Khomeini also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Khomeini needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
Ayatollah Khomeini 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. Ruhollah coax rather than coerce. However, if he does not get what he wants, Ayatollah Khomeini is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing for himself. Khomeini seems to need others' approval first.
Ayatollah Khomeini feels good about himself and enjoys good relationships with his friends and neighbors. He exchanges ideas with them in a very relaxed and open manner, always willing to learn more about himself, the world and other people.
He is a born leader and wants to be in power and control of his environment. Far-sighted and prudent, Ayatollah Khomeini has the ability to organize projects, and personal advancement and public success is likely to be his.
He is likely to live in an unusual or somewhat restless environment. Ayatollah Khomeini needs his freedom and may be a bit inconsiderate and combative toward others at times. Ruhollah has a strong desire to exceed his limits, even if it means having to use force.
Ayatollah Khomeini has a strong need to influence others and to dominate his home or environment. He is likely to join associations with large groups of people and some of Khomeini's relationships will be very important to him and possibly affect his future.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Square Asc.
Pluto Square Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Moon
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Pluto
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/Pluto
Asc. Conjunct Pluto/N. Node