approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Chiaki's basic stance toward life, the way others see her, the way Chiaki Kuriyama comes across, the face she shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Chiaki Kuriyama - 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 Chiaki Kuriyama" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Chiaki a little better. This page describes the disguise Kuriyama wears, her role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, she 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, Chiaki Kuriyama frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. She 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 Kuriyama, and she tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. She is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
She is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning her moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. She is willing to work long and persistently for what she wants and she often does things the hard way. Chiaki does not expect others to take care of her and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. She is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about her approach. She is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with her duties to others and how she comes across socially - her "rank" so to speak.
To others Chiaki Kuriyama seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Chiaki dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display her feelings, especially the more tender ones. Kuriyama likes to always appear poised and in control; and she hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in her armor.
Chiaki Kuriyama respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and she 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 Kuriyama's guide in life, and she in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which she likes to impart to younger people.
Chiaki Kuriyama has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to her personality. She expects much from herself and may not give herself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
She also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve her money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Chiaki Kuriyama 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 her. Chiaki exercises great self-discipline and self-control and she can "do without" very well. Her tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though she may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Kuriyama shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
She is forceful and energetic and goes for what she wants quite aggressively. She is a doer and an achiever and has a positive "I can" attitude. She may run over people and stir up opposition and conflict because Chiaki Kuriyama tends to be very self-centered, or simply oblivious to the needs and intentions of others.
In addition to her responsible and mature demeanor, Chiaki Kuriyama also radiates a sense of confidence, well-being, and optimism which inspires trust and good feelings in others. She expects success in life and she generally achieves it. Chiaki Kuriyama tends to create opportunities for herself wherever she goes, through her sincerity and positive attitude.
Chiaki has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes facets of life. She may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Chiaki's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
She is self-assured and confident in dealing with others and has a positive influence on her environment. Chiaki Kuriyama is able to work well with others in a team environment and advantages through other people may come to her frequently.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Conjunct Asc.
Jupiter Conjunct Ascendant in Capricorn
Pluto Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Jupiter