approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Garry's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Garry Kasparov comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Garry Kasparov - 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 Garry Kasparov" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Garry a little better. This page describes the disguise Kasparov 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, Garry Kasparov 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 Kasparov, 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. Garry 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 Garry Kasparov seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Garry dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Kasparov likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Garry Kasparov 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 Kasparov's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Garry Kasparov 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. Garry Kasparov 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. Garry 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 Kasparov shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Garry Kasparov has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, Garry will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Kasparov can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Garry Kasparov comes across as liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual or off the beaten track arouses his interest. Kasparov infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Garry Kasparov does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
Garry Kasparov has a strong desire to make an extraordinary or unusual impression on his environment. Garry has the ability to fascinate and sweep others along, but he can also be quite inconsiderate and ruthless.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Square Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Pluto