approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Carl's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Carl Barāt comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Carl Barāt - 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 Carl Barāt" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Carl a little better. This page describes the disguise Barāt 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, Carl Barāt always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Barāt will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Carl Barāt 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. Carl Barāt also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Barāt's environment is very important to Barāt.
Barāt 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. Carl Barāt 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, Carl rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Carl Barāt as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Barāt 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. Carl 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, unglamourous position in life.
He may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Carl Barāt seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Carl tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
Barāt projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that he is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Carl Barāt generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to him, and he may appear to be somewhat luckier than other people. This is primarily due to the confidence that Carl Barāt emanates.
Carl Barāt seems to float between the world of illusion and reality and prefers to live in the former. Somewhat insecure and uncertain, he may try to avoid responsibility. His ideas tend to be a bit strange and Carl Barāt should guard against pursuing the wrong objectives.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Neptune/MC