approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Igor's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Igor Stravinsky comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Igor Stravinsky - 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 Igor Stravinsky" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Igor a little better. This page describes the disguise Stravinsky 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, Igor Stravinsky always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Stravinsky will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Igor Stravinsky 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. Igor Stravinsky also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Stravinsky's environment is very important to Stravinsky.
Stravinsky 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. Igor Stravinsky 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, Igor rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Igor Stravinsky as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Stravinsky 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. Igor 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.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Igor Stravinsky has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Igor Stravinsky often does not get the full recognition he wishes for.
There is a certain intensity, charisma, or compelling attractiveness about Igor Stravinsky that may have little to do with his physical features. It is energy, a subtle sexuality that he emanates. Also, Stravinsky tends to do everything wholeheartedly and with passion, which is quite fascinating to other people. His instincts and psychological perceptions about others are quite incisive.
Igor Stravinsky 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. Igor coax rather than coerce. However, if he does not get what he wants, Igor Stravinsky is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing for himself. Stravinsky seems to need others' approval first.
Igor Stravinsky has a kind and loving nature and he radiates friendliness and warmth wherever he goes. Because of his obliging and cordial manner, Stravinsky is likely to have many harmonious relationships with others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Pluto Trine Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Venus/N. Node