approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Marc-André's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Marc-André Grondin comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Marc-André Grondin - 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 Marc-André Grondin" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Marc-André a little better. This page describes the disguise Grondin wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Marc-André Grondin appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Marc-André has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Grondin tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Grondin.
Grondin approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Marc-André Grondin is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Marc-André's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Marc-André and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Marc-André Grondin empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Marc-André Grondin is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Marc-André Grondin communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Marc-André never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
To others, Marc-André Grondin appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Marc-André that inspired people to rely on him. Grondin keeps his cool in most situations.
He may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally Marc-André Grondin does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be Marc-André's role to shake things up a bit and he may not be entirely comfortable with this himself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Trine Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.