approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ian's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Ian Astbury comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ian Astbury - 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 Ian Astbury" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ian a little better. This page describes the disguise Astbury wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Ian Astbury likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Astbury must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever Ian does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Ian Astbury also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Astbury will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Ian dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Astbury admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Ian Astbury befriends someone, Astbury is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - Ian expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Ian Astbury often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Ian Astbury has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Ian always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Ian Astbury also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Ian more than anything else. Ian Astbury feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Ian Astbury 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, Ian Astbury often does not get the full recognition he yearns for.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Ian Astbury is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Ian radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Ian Astbury has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Ian coaxes rather than coerces. However, if he does not get what he wants, Ian Astbury is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing it for himself. Astbury seems to need others' approval first.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.