approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jonathan's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jonathan Aitken comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jonathan Aitken - 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 Jonathan Aitken" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jonathan a little better. This page describes the disguise Aitken 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, Jonathan Aitken always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Aitken will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Jonathan Aitken 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. Jonathan Aitken also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Aitken's environment is very important to Aitken.
Aitken 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. Jonathan Aitken 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, Jonathan rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Jonathan Aitken as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Aitken 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. Jonathan 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, unglamorous position in life.
Jonathan Aitken appears contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Aitken may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Jonathan fears making mistakes in social situations, and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Jonathan Aitken is likely to grow in confidence, because he will learn to depend more on his own evaluation of himself.
Jonathan Aitken believes in good fellowship or comradeship and cultivates an active social life. His relationships tend to be very harmonious and his participation in group efforts is carried out with vigorous and energetic cooperation.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/N. Node