approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Dana's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Dana Ashbrook comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dana Ashbrook - 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 Dana Ashbrook" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Dana a little better. This page describes the disguise Ashbrook wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Dana Ashbrook likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Ashbrook must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever Dana does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Dana Ashbrook also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Ashbrook will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Dana dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Ashbrook admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Dana Ashbrook befriends someone, Ashbrook is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - Dana expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Dana Ashbrook often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Dana Ashbrook has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Dana always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Dana Ashbrook also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Dana more than anything else. Dana Ashbrook feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Dana Ashbrook 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 Dana Ashbrook 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.
Dana Ashbrook 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 Ashbrook to establish personal contacts and relationships because of his ability to fully understand others.
Dana Ashbrook has a strong desire to constantly be in the limelight and he considers second place as a failure. Ashbrook is very self-confident, has the ability to mold his surrounding to his own needs and is likely to furnish his home according to his taste.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/N. Node
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Uranus