approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jose's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jose Arguelles comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jose Arguelles - 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 Jose Arguelles" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jose a little better. This page describes the disguise Arguelles wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Jose Arguelles 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. Arguelles 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 Jose does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Jose Arguelles 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. Arguelles will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Jose dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Arguelles admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Jose Arguelles befriends someone, Arguelles 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 - Jose expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Jose Arguelles 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.
Jose Arguelles has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Jose always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Jose Arguelles 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 Jose more than anything else. Jose Arguelles feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Jose Arguelles seems quirky, unusual, offbeat and "different". Sometimes it seems that he is trying to provoke people and upset the status quo just by being himself. Arguelles tends to be restless, excitable, and somewhat ungrounded or nervous as well.
Jose has an appealing physical appearance and this, along with his winning ways, is apt to make him a favorite in his immediate environment. Jose Arguelles is the "easy" one, and he knows how to please others. However, Arguelles must not take his personal charm for granted, because he may also seem vain or too needy for approval.
The initial impression Arguelles makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way Jose thinks and his true opinions are not always readily apparent. Jose Arguelles 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, Jose Arguelles 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.
Jose Arguelles has a radiant, winning personality and others see him as a person used to achieving success. Broadminded, Arguelles is willing to give others the benefit of the doubt. He is helpful and tolerant as long as his moral and ethical standards are respected.
A very self-confident personality and the ability to gain the respect of other people will almost assure Jose Arguelles a position of leadership. He is likely to be successful and his efforts will be recognized by others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Square Asc.
Venus Trine Asc.
Mercury Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Jupiter
Asc. Opposition Mars/MC