approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Cedric's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Cedric Bixler-Zavala comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Cedric Bixler-Zavala - 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 Cedric Bixler-Zavala" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Cedric a little better. This page describes the disguise Zavala 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, Cedric Bixler-Zavala 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 Zavala, 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. Cedric 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 Cedric Bixler-Zavala seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Cedric dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Zavala likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Cedric Bixler-Zavala 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 Zavala's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Cedric Bixler-Zavala 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. Cedric Bixler-Zavala 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. Cedric 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 Zavala shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Cedric Bixler-Zavala seems like a loner or isolationist at times, and it may be difficult to get to know him or form close friendships with him. To others, Cedric may appear standoffish, as if he were judging them from afar.
He may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Cedric Bixler-Zavala seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Cedric tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
Cedric Bixler-Zavala has a tendency to live in a world of his own, a world that is likely to be far from reality. Cedric wants to make a big impression, and with his dazzling personality he knows how to put on a brilliant show.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Opposition Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune