approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jackie's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jackie Robinson comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jackie Robinson - 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 Jackie Robinson" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jackie a little better. This page describes the disguise Robinson wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Jackie Robinson 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. Robinson 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 Jackie does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Jackie Robinson 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. Robinson will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Jackie dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Robinson admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Jackie Robinson befriends someone, Robinson 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 - Jackie expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Jackie Robinson 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.
Jackie Robinson has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Jackie always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Jackie Robinson 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 Jackie more than anything else. Jackie Robinson feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Jackie Robinson tends to take himself and his dignity seriously, and thus to inhibit his spontaneous creativity and dramatic impulses. Jackie Robinson appears mature, disciplined, controlled, and somewhat authoritarian to others. He is overly responsible much of the time, and tends to be far too hard on himself.
His desire to love and to be loved is very much apparent, very much on the surface, and Jackie Robinson is known for his personal charm and affectionate nature. He may also seem overly dependent on others' approval and appreciation of him.
He may be seen as someone who provokes conflict because Jackie Robinson likes to get everything out in the open and he generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. His relationships with others may be characterized by a great deal of competition, anger, or friction as a result. Or, Robinson may seem to run into more than his share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness his energies into cooperative efforts and shared work is Robinson's challenge.
Robinson may seem unpredictable and unreliable in the way he behaves towards others - or his personal relationships may seem constantly in flux, so that Jackie Robinson is always a bit off center.
Jackie Robinson also come across as an independent sort, someone who does not wish to be controlled or dictated to.
The initial impression Robinson makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way Jackie thinks and his true opinions are not always readily apparent. Jackie Robinson may try to clothe his ideas and thoughts in terms that tend to mute them rather than clarify them. For instance, he may have a very definite, unambiguous opinion, but state it in such a gentle, tactful manner that it seems that he does not believe it as vigorously as he does. This creates miscommunication or misunderstandings at times. On another level, Jackie Robinson tends to become scattered and nervous when he is out of balance. He needs clarity and order in his environment to be at his finest.
He is charming and friendly to everyone, but may prefer more superficial and frequently changing relationships with people rather than steady and lasting friendships. Some of his meetings with others could come about suddenly.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Conjunct Ascendant in Leo
Venus Opposition Asc.
Mars Opposition Asc.
Uranus Opposition Asc.
Mercury Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/Uranus