approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ayn's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Ayn Rand comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ayn Rand - 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 Ayn Rand" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ayn a little better. This page describes the disguise Rand wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Ayn Rand likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. She is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. She is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Rand must have something of her own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that she can develop and manage according to her own will and vision. Whatever Ayn does, she does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. She likes to put her own personal stamp on it.
Ayn Rand also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats her in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Rand will rarely confront the offender - she is too proud to do so - but she will lose her affection and respect for them. Ayn dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Rand admires others who are strong individuals like herself. When Ayn Rand befriends someone, Rand is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. She is very giving and generous, but her gifts are never anonymous - Ayn expects recognition and appreciation for them. She also expects the intense loyalty that she offers to her dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Ayn Rand often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as herself, for she does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If she is not in the leading role, she aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Ayn Rand has great heart and courage, and people often look to her for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Ayn always puts her best face forward and rarely allows others to see her hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Ayn Rand also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although she does not like others to realize just how important it is to her.
Her outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. Her own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Ayn more than anything else. Ayn Rand feels that if she does her best where she is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
At times her feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and a too-forceful approach get Ayn into trouble. Ayn Rand tends to take offense when none was intended. She may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Ayn Rand needs to moderate her temper to avoid constant irritation with those in her environment.
Ayn Rand tends to suppress her feelings and may even pretend that she does not have any, therefore appearing rather cold. Ayn feels separated from others and is inclined to isolate herself. Others see Ayn Rand as a reserved, detached and serious person.
Rand is likely to go her own way in life and she ha a tendency to keep secluded from others. Always preoccupied with her own thoughts and ideas, Ayn Rand gives other people the impression that she does not want to be bothered with their problems.
Ayn Rand tends to be somewhat inhibited and may feel uncomfortable when she is with other people. Ayn should try to avoid unpleasant, untruthful or deceptive individuals in order to prevent misunderstandings or disappointments.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Saturn
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Saturn
Asc. Conjunct Neptune/N. Node