D. H. Lawrence
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of David Herbert's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way D. H. Lawrence comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner D. H. Lawrence - 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 D. H. Lawrence" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know David Herbert a little better. This page describes the disguise Lawrence wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Lawrence's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When D. H. Lawrence wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what D. H. Lawrence wants, D. H. Lawrence usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. David Herbert wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. D. H. Lawrence functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. D. H. Lawrence usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Lawrence approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. D. H. Lawrence also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Lawrence. When D. H. Lawrence commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, D. H. Lawrence is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see D. H. Lawrence as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. D. H. Lawrence also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
At times his feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and a too-forceful approach get David Herbert into trouble. D. H. Lawrence tends to take offense when none was intended. He may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. D. H. Lawrence needs to moderate his temper to avoid constant irritation with those in his environment.
D. H. Lawrence 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.
Lawrence also needs to be busy and active, and he moves quickly. D. H. Lawrence also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
There is a certain depth and intensity about David Herbert that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming D. H. Lawrence may be on the surface, he is also a force to be reckoned with. David Herbert has causes, passions, or desires that drive him and when one of these is aroused Lawrence is quite zealous in his pursuit or defense of it.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Square Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.