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 Nelson comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner David Nelson - 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 Nelson" 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 Nelson wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, David Nelson frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Nelson, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. David does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others David Nelson seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. David dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Nelson likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
David Nelson respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Nelson's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
David Nelson has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. David Nelson spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in him. David exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Nelson shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
He may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. David Nelson seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. David tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
David Nelson comes across as liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual or off the beaten track arouses his interest. Nelson infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, David Nelson does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
David Nelson is quite excitable and very impatient and ready for a fight in a flash. Because of his impulsive and rash behavior, Nelson also tends to be accident-prone. Everything David Nelson does has to be done in a hurry and he expects the same of people in his surroundings.
He may feel that personal relationships are interfering with the pursuit of his goals and chooses to lead a life on his own. But at the same time David Nelson often may feel lonely and alienated by others.
He is very sensitive to his surroundings and inclined to be easily influenced by others. David Nelson tends to avoid confrontations, discussions or arguments for fear that he cannot stand up to them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mars/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/MC
Asc. Opposition Uranus/Neptune