approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Gilbert's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Gilbert Roland comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Gilbert Roland - 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 Gilbert Roland" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Gilbert a little better. This page describes the disguise Roland wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Gilbert Roland is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Gilbert tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Roland's way of dealing with problems.
Gilbert Roland may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Roland's emotional balance and well-being.
Gilbert Roland is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Gilbert Roland probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Roland's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Roland, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Roland's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Roland will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Gilbert Roland overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Roland's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Gilbert through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Roland's more rational friends. Gilbert Roland certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Gilbert Roland has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Gilbert Roland to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Gilbert Roland has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Gilbert Roland often does not get the full recognition he yearns for.
His emotional responses, feelings and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Gilbert Roland could come across as rather moody and fickle. On the other hand, he is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in him. At times Roland may wish he were not so easy to read.
Gilbert Roland has a strong desire to constantly be in the limelight and he considers second place as a failure. Roland is very self-confident, has the ability to mold his surrounding to his own needs and is likely to furnish his home according to his taste.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Moon Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Uranus