approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of David's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way David Ben-Gurion comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner David Ben-Gurion - 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 David Ben-Gurion" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know David a little better. This page describes the disguise Ben-Gurion wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
High-spirited, enthusiastic, and exuberant, David 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. David Ben-Gurion 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. David Ben-Gurion 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. David Ben-Gurion 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. David Ben-Gurion has great faith in life and he bounces back quickly from disappointment and failure.
Freedom-loving and independent, David Ben-Gurion 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 David 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 David Ben-Gurion 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. Ben-Gurion 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 David Ben-Gurion 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.
David Ben-Gurion can get by in life almost by personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about David that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually he appears confident and clear about who he is, and it is very difficult not to notice him or feel his influence when Ben-Gurion is around.
There is a receptive, elusive quality to David's personality. Ben-Gurion can be difficult to pin down, difficult to know, something of a mystery. At times David Ben-Gurion may feel frustrated because he feels that he is not being perceived very clearly, that he does not make a powerful impression, that he is easily overlooked or discounted. If he does not wish to be "invisible", Ben-Gurion must make some effort to define and clarify - both for himself and for the rest of the world - who David Ben-Gurion is. On the other hand, David Ben-Gurion may purposely create illusions about himself with the intent to deceive - or entertain - others.
David Ben-Gurion tends to suppress his feelings and may even pretend that he does not have any, therefore appearing rather cold. David feels separated from others and is inclined to isolate himself. Others see David Ben-Gurion as a reserved, detached and serious person.
His family conditions may have been a bit oppressive, adding a note of gravity to David's personality. Somewhat insecure, David Ben-Gurion may feel that others restrain him. He has doubts about mankind in general and a fear of failure.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Sextile Asc.
Neptune Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Saturn
Asc. Opposition Saturn/Neptune