approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Diego's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Diego Rivera comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Diego Rivera - 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 Diego Rivera" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Diego a little better. This page describes the disguise Rivera wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Diego Rivera always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Rivera will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Diego Rivera has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Diego Rivera also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Rivera's environment is very important to Rivera.
Rivera steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Diego Rivera tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Diego rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Diego Rivera as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Rivera has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Diego may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
He may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if he cannot sit still. Diego Rivera seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Diego tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Diego Rivera which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Diego he is constantly scanning their inner motives, and he probably is. Rivera sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and he may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which he perceives so clearly) against them. At times though, Diego Rivera may be too suspicious and assigns negative intentions to innocent people. Diego should avoid looking always on the dark side.
Diego Rivera 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, always willing to learn more about himself, the world and other people.
Others are attracted to Rivera because of his light-hearted, cheerful and optimistic personality. Very charming, Diego Rivera is likely to give frequent compliments. He is very affectionate toward others and has a need to be in active relationships with people.
Diego Rivera has a hypnotizing effect on people in his surroundings and others see him as someone with extraordinary capabilities. Diego has a strong desire to mentally dominate his relationships, and with his ability to out-talk anyone, he can sway them to his opinions.
His life is never a secret to anyone, for Rivera likes to publicize his plans and let people know exactly where he stands. Others are drawn to Diego Rivera because of his ease in conversational ability and people often may seek his advice.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Pluto Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Moon
Asc. Opposition Moon/Venus
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Pluto
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/MC