approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Louis' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Louis Armstrong comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Louis Armstrong - 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 Louis Armstrong" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Louis a little better. This page describes the disguise Armstrong wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Louis Armstrong meets life head on and throws himself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. He is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all his dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Louis projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. He often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Armstrong is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. He likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Louis Armstrong may feel that he does not fit into groups very well and that he does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. He likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Armstrong is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. He tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in his outlook, which enables Louis to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Louis Armstrong feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that he will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Armstrong's forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Louis Armstrong it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
He is scornful of what he sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Louis Armstrong is not a follower. Others see Louis as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Armstrong presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
He may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if he cannot sit still. Louis Armstrong seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Louis tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
Louis has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes elements in life. He may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Louis' manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
His life is never a secret to anyone, for Armstrong likes to publicize his plans and let people know exactly where he stands. Others are drawn to Louis Armstrong because of his ease in conversational ability and people often may seek his advice.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mercury/MC