approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jonas' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jonas Salk comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jonas Salk - 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 Jonas Salk" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jonas a little better. This page describes the disguise Salk 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 Salk's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Jonas Salk wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Jonas Salk wants, Jonas Salk usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Jonas 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. Jonas Salk 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. Jonas Salk usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Salk approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Jonas Salk 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 Salk. When Jonas Salk 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, Jonas Salk 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 Jonas Salk as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Jonas Salk also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
He is forceful and energetic and goes for what he wants quite aggressively. He is a doer and an achiever and has a positive "I can" attitude. He may run over people and stir up opposition and conflict because Jonas Salk tends to be very self-centered, or simply oblivious to the needs and intentions of others.
Jonas Salk has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, Jonas will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Salk can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Jonas Salk 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 Jonas as a somewhat unstable person.
Jonas Salk tends to get excited easily and may act a bit restless in the presence of other people. Always in motion, Salk seems to come across like a whirlwind and has a constant need for different and new experiences.
Jonas Salk tends to be somewhat inhibited and may feel uncomfortable when he is with other people. Jonas should try to avoid unpleasant, untruthful or deceptive individuals in order to prevent misunderstandings or disappointments.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Conjunct Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Neptune
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/MC
Asc. Opposition Neptune/N. Node