approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jesse's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jesse Jackson comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jesse Jackson - 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 Jesse Jackson" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jesse a little better. This page describes the disguise Jackson wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Jesse Jackson frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Jackson, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. Jesse does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others Jesse Jackson seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Jesse dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Jackson likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Jesse Jackson respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Jackson's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Jesse Jackson has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Jesse Jackson spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in him. Jesse exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Jackson shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Jesse Jackson appears sympathetic and approachable. Because he uses his feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that Jackson understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Jesse Jackson really wants people to know how he feels, and their care and support are very important to him.
To others, Jesse Jackson appears capable, mature, and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Jesse that inspired people to rely on him. Jackson keeps his cool in most situations.
Jesse Jackson appears to be liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual, or off the beaten track arouses his interest. Jackson infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Jesse Jackson does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about Jesse Jackson which draws people in need to him. Because he has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Jesse is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Jesse Jackson needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Jesse Jackson 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. Jesse coax rather than coerce. However, if he does not get what he wants, Jesse Jackson is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing for himself. Jackson seems to need others' approval first.
Jesse Jackson has a sympathetic understanding of others and the ability to see through people. Very sensitive, his emotional state depends a lot on the influence of his immediate surroundings and relationships. For this reason others may see Jesse as a somewhat unstable person.
Jesse Jackson tends to be somewhat inhibited and does not want to attract attention to him. He is likely to think that other people are more important than he is and prefers to live in seclusion.
Jackson strongly resents daily routine and is always ready and willing to challenge life. Responding quickly to people around him, Jesse Jackson spontaneously connect with them and tends to become stimulated through them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Trine Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Neptune
Asc. Opposition Saturn/N. Node
Asc. Opposition Uranus/N. Node