Marquis de Sade
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of de Sade's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Marquis de Sade comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Marquis de Sade - 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 Marquis de Sade" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know de Sade a little better. This page describes the disguise Marquis de Sade 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 Marquis de Sade's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Marquis de Sade wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Marquis de Sade wants, Marquis de Sade usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. de Sade 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. Marquis de Sade 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. Marquis de Sade usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Marquis de Sade approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Marquis de Sade 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 Marquis de Sade. When Marquis de Sade 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, Marquis de Sade 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 Marquis de Sade as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Marquis de Sade also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
His emotional instincts, feelings and intuition play a big part in the decisions Marquis de Sade 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 Marquis de Sade. Marquis de Sade appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to him, especially when they need guidance or help.
Marquis de Sade comes across as unusual, highly independent, and free spirited. There is a touch of brilliance and creative genius in his demeanor. He is also restless and easily distracted, and tends to fly from one thing to another, which may leave the impression that Marquis de Sade is unreliable.
The image that Marquis de Sade projects to the world and the person he really is inside are considerably different. So much so that at times de Sade may feel that people do not see or know the real him. They respond to the face they see, and the initial impression Marquis de Sade makes may actually be misleading. There is also much complexity and tension within him, and Marquis de Sade often feels that he needs to change himself in significant ways or that he continually holds back essential aspects of himself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Sextile Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Sun Quincunx Asc.