approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Louis' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Louis Leakey comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Louis Leakey - 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 Leakey" 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 Leakey 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 Leakey's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Louis Leakey wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Louis Leakey wants, Louis Leakey usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Louis 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. Louis Leakey 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. Louis Leakey usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Leakey approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Louis Leakey 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 Leakey. When Louis Leakey 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, Louis Leakey 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 Louis Leakey as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Louis Leakey also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Louis Leakey has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Louis Leakey often does not get the full recognition he wishes for.
Louis Leakey 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, Leakey may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Louis fears making mistakes in social situations, and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Louis Leakey is likely to grow in confidence, because he will learn to depend more on his own evaluation of himself.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about Louis Leakey which draws people in need to him. Because he has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Louis is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Louis Leakey needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Louis Leakey feels good about himself and enjoys good relationships with his friends and neighbors. He exchanges ideas with them in a very relaxed and open manner, always willing to learn more about himself, the world and other people.
Others may see Louis as a cool, reserved and unapproachable person, perhaps as a result of his conservative and stern upbringing. Louis Leakey could feel that no one understands him and tends to isolate himself from others.
He is charming and friendly to everyone, but may prefer more superficial and frequently changing relationships with people rather than steady and lasting friendships. Some of his meetings with others could come about suddenly.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Saturn Square Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Moon
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Saturn
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Uranus