approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Chris' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Chris Larkin comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Chris Larkin - 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 Chris Larkin" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Chris a little better. This page describes the disguise Larkin 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, Chris Larkin always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Larkin will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Chris Larkin 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. Chris Larkin also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Larkin's environment is very important to Larkin.
Larkin 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. Chris Larkin 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, Chris rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Chris Larkin as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Larkin 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. Chris 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.
Although he has a realistic and conservative outlook in many ways, Chris Larkin nevertheless identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society, and with being a rebel, reformer, nonconformist, or iconoclast. He enjoys being original and a free thinker. Larkin can be a very effective reformer, working within the system to make it better. Chris Larkin often feels frustrated by inefficiency and poor moral conduct in institutions and organizations. Larkin's contributions are probably more significant and the ensuing improvements more important than Chris Larkin gives himself credit for.
He is extremely willful, but he often achieves his desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. He may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or he may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. Chris Larkin tends to go to extremes in whatever he does, to be compulsive, and he is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. Chris does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
His emotional instincts, feelings and intuition play a big part in the decisions Chris Larkin makes and how he interacts with the world, and generally his feelings are quite accurate and helpful to him. Also, establishing emotional rapport with the people he meets day-to-day is rather easy for Larkin. Chris Larkin appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to him, especially when they need guidance or help.
Chris Larkin comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable and communicative. He is quite curious and interested in the people and events around him and cannot resist commenting about them.
Larkin also needs to be busy and active and he moves quickly. Chris Larkin also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Conjunct Ascendant in Virgo
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Moon Sextile Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.