approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Christopher's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Christopher Darden comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Christopher Darden - 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 Christopher Darden" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Christopher a little better. This page describes the disguise Darden wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Christopher Darden appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Christopher has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Darden tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Darden.
Darden approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Christopher Darden is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Christopher's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Christopher and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Christopher Darden empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Christopher Darden is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Christopher Darden communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Christopher never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Christopher Darden identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society, and with being a rebel, reformer, nonconformist, or iconoclast. He enjoys being original, unpredictable, and spontaneous, and insists on doing whatever he wishes regardless of tradition, convention, or other people's wishes. Others see Christopher Darden as "different" yet interesting and exciting.
He may be perceived as someone who provokes conflict because Christopher Darden likes to get everything out into the open and generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. His relationships with others may be marked by a great deal of competition, anger or friction as a result. Or, Darden may seem to run into more than his share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness his energies into joint efforts and shared endeavor is Darden's challenge.
He may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Christopher Darden seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Christopher tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
It may be hard for Christopher Darden to hold his ground and he may be taken advantage of easily. Darden displays little strength or force to others and may be quick to resign, despite having many longings, hopes, and wishes for the future.
Christopher Darden has a big heart, is generous with his affections, and has a strong desire to take care of everyone around him. It is easy for Darden to establish personal contacts and relationships because of his ability to fully understand others.
He is very receptive to the influence of his environment, giving other people a chance to exploit or use him. Christopher Darden has the ability to tune into the events around him, but he also should be careful not to overreact to the intentions of others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Conjunct Asc.
Mars Opposition Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Neptune
Asc. Opposition Moon/N. Node
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Neptune