approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jawaharlal's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jawaharlal Nehru comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jawaharlal Nehru - 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 Jawaharlal Nehru" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jawaharlal a little better. This page describes the disguise Nehru wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Nehru's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Jawaharlal Nehru wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Jawaharlal Nehru wants, Jawaharlal Nehru usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Jawaharlal wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Jawaharlal Nehru functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Jawaharlal Nehru usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Nehru approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Jawaharlal Nehru also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Nehru. When Jawaharlal Nehru commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Jawaharlal Nehru is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Jawaharlal Nehru as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Jawaharlal Nehru also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Jawaharlal Nehru has a penetrating intellect and a probing desire to uncover others' deeper motives or the hidden truth about any matter. He is intense and totally disinterested in shallow conversation, and can make some people uncomfortable. Jawaharlal often comes across as a bit caustic or sarcastic, even when he does not mean to.
Nehru projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that he is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Jawaharlal Nehru generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to him, and it may seem that he Jawaharlal somehow luckier than other people. Mostly this is due to the confidence that Jawaharlal Nehru emanates.
Jawaharlal Nehru appears responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities which encourage others to take him seriously. He is unlikely to present himself as more than he is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Jawaharlal Nehru seemed mature for his age.
There is a receptive, elusive quality to Jawaharlal's personality. Nehru can be difficult to pin down, difficult to know, something of a mystery. At times Jawaharlal Nehru may feel frustrated because he feels that he is not being perceived very clearly, that he does not make a powerful impression, that he is easily overlooked or discounted. If he does not wish to be "invisible", Nehru must make some effort to define and clarify - both for himself and for the rest of the world - who Jawaharlal Nehru is. On the other hand, Jawaharlal Nehru may purposely create illusions about himself with the intent to deceive - or entertain - others.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Jawaharlal that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Jawaharlal Nehru may be on the surface, he is also a force to be reckoned with. Jawaharlal has causes, passions, or desires that drive him and when one of these is aroused Nehru is quite zealous in his pursuit or defense of it.
He is discrete, tactful and adaptable, and has the ability to create a beautiful environment. Jawaharlal Nehru has a knack for entertaining people and appreciates pleasing manners and proper behavior when he is with others.
Jawaharlal Nehru tends to be somewhat insecure in his relationships with other people and he strives for safety and security in his life. Acquiring possessions and property is important to Jawaharlal, and he has a strong desire to make a distinguished impression on others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury in Scorpio Conjunct Ascendant in Scorpio
Jupiter Sextile Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Neptune Quincunx Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Venus
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Saturn