approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Luther's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Luther Vandross comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Luther Vandross - 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 Luther Vandross" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Luther a little better. This page describes the disguise Vandross wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Luther Vandross 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. Vandross 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 Luther does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Luther Vandross 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. Vandross will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Luther dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Vandross admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Luther Vandross befriends someone, Vandross 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 - Luther expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Luther Vandross 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.
Luther Vandross has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Luther always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Luther Vandross 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 Luther more than anything else. Luther Vandross feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
At times his feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and overly forceful approach get Luther into trouble. Luther Vandross tends to take offense when none was intended. He may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Luther Vandross needs to moderate his temper in order to avoid constant irritation with those in his environment.
His emotional instincts, feelings and intuition play a big part in the decisions Luther Vandross makes and how he interacts with the world, and generally his feelings are quite accurate and helpful to him. Also, establishing emotional rapport with the people he meets day-to-day is rather easy for Vandross. Luther Vandross appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to him, especially when they need guidance or help.
Luther Vandross seems to enjoy projecting a different image of himself to others, giving them a false impression of himself. He is inclined to associate with odd and peculiar people and is likely to have very strange romantic relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Square Asc.
Moon Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Neptune