approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Dave Finlay's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Dave Finlay comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dave Finlay - 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 Dave Finlay" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Dave Finlay a little better. This page describes the disguise Fit Finlay wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
High-spirited, enthusiastic, and exuberant, Dave Finlay loves adventure, change and exploring new territory. He is not happy with being confined to the same safe, familiar, secure little world all the time. Dave Finlay has a strong sense of restlessness and yearning for something greater than anything he has yet experienced, and he often lives in his dreams and visions for the future. Dave Finlay tends to believe that the grass is greener somewhere else, and he likes to keep moving, either literally or figuratively. Idealistic and optimistic, he always expects something better ahead. Dave Finlay loves to have a goal, something to aim for, but once he achieves it he is on to something else. He is ever on the lookout for new opportunities and he is a gambler, willing to take risks and to break new ground. The possibility of discovering something new is what makes life interesting for him. Dave Finlay has great faith in life and he bounces back quickly from disappointment and failure.
Freedom loving and independent, Dave Finlay cannot tolerate being caged in for very long, and friends and loved ones must respect his need for freedom of movement. Binding commitments, responsibilities and relationships often weigh heavily upon Dave Finlay and he may resist "growing up" and assuming the limitations of adult life.
He is friendly and outgoing and has a great sense of fun and playfulness. He is also philosophically minded and often quite outspoken about his convictions and beliefs. Sometimes Dave Finlay gets carried away with his enthusiasm of the moment and he tends to exaggerate. He is often a big talker, a big maker of promises, and he is usually pretty convincing. He does everything in a big way, a generous way. Fit Finlay likes to have the best, and he heartily dislikes stinginess, small mindedness or pettiness. His vision is always large. He is able to perceive the big picture, general patterns and principles, and he is well suited to politics, business, higher education or religion.
Others see Dave Finlay as a good sport and a good friend, but one who is not always consistent and dependable. He may also be seen as a wise person since he does not get bogged down in pettiness and trivialities, and is able to communicate a broader perspective that opens up new horizons. He is a person who believes in miracles, grace, or just plain good luck, someone who never gives up on life, and he inspires and encourages others to keep looking ahead.
All of the above, while true of Dave Finlay much of the time, is substantially tempered by a distinct tendency for caution, self-control, and seriousness. While he is idealistic, philosophical, and insightful, Dave Finlay also seeks order and structure in his philosophical pursuits in order to clearly formulate his ideals into a particular system. Dave Finlay can become overly concerned with his beliefs and rather abstract and removed from everyday life. Dave Finlay has a mature demeanor and he appears wise to other people.
Dave Finlay comes across as liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual or off the beaten track arouses his interest. Fit Finlay infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Dave Finlay does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
Dave Finlay has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Dave Finlay coaxes rather than coerces. However, if he does not get what he wants, Dave Finlay is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing it for himself. Fit Finlay seems to need others' approval first.
Dave Finlay feels good about himself and enjoys good relationships with his friends and neighbors. He exchanges ideas with them in a very relaxed and open manner, and he is always willing to learn more about himself, the world and other people.
His attitude toward life is governed by his feelings and Dave Finlay tends to seek cordial understanding with others. Dave Finlay has the ability to perceive other peoples' spiritual needs, and trusting his judgment, they are likely to come to Fit Finlay for advice.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Conjunct Ascendant in Sagittarius
Uranus Trine Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Moon
Asc. Conjunct Moon/MC