Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Charles' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve - 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 Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Charles a little better. This page describes the disguise Sainte-Beuve wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Charles tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Sainte-Beuve's way of dealing with problems.
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Sainte-Beuve's emotional balance and well-being.
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Sainte-Beuve's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Sainte-Beuve, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Sainte-Beuve's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Sainte-Beuve will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Sainte-Beuve's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Charles through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Sainte-Beuve's more rational friends. Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, Charles will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Sainte-Beuve can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve is extremely sensitive to all the impressions and energies around him and at times can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for him, as Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever he is with. He may have the chameleon's trait of appearing to become the people or person he is with the most.
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve can get by in life almost on his personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Charles 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 Sainte-Beuve is around.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Square Asc.
Neptune Square Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.