approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Desi's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Desi Arnaz comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Desi Arnaz - 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 Desi Arnaz" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Desi a little better. This page describes the disguise Arnaz wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Desi Arnaz appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Desi has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Arnaz tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Arnaz.
Arnaz approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Desi Arnaz is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Desi's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Desi and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Desi Arnaz empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Desi Arnaz is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Desi Arnaz communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Desi never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
He is impressionable, sympathetic, and responsive to the emotional tone and atmosphere around him. Desi Arnaz harmonizes, blends, and adapts himself to other people. Often he is rather quiet, just listening and feeling. He is subtle and knows when to keep silent and wait. Desi acts instinctively, sensing and intuiting when the time is right for action.
He is extremely willful, but he often achieves his desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. He may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or he may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. Desi Arnaz tends to go to extremes in whatever he does, to be compulsive, and he is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. Desi does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
Arnaz projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that he is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Desi Arnaz generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to him, and it may seem that he Desi somehow luckier than other people. Mostly this is due to the confidence that Desi Arnaz emanates.
Desi Arnaz has a tendency to react violently to the influence of his surroundings and to throw himself headlong into everything he does, suffering the consequences later on. Until Desi learns to alter his conduct, there are likely to be many upsets in his relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Conjunct Find Asc.
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Pluto