approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Michael's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Michael Rosenbaum comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Michael Rosenbaum - 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 Michael Rosenbaum" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Michael a little better. This page describes the disguise Rosenbaum wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Michael Rosenbaum will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Michael has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Michael Rosenbaum very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Rosenbaum is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Michael Rosenbaum will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Rosenbaum's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Michael Rosenbaum appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Rosenbaum is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Michael possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Michael Rosenbaum - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Michael Rosenbaum does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Michael.
Others see Michael Rosenbaum as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Rosenbaum shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Michael Rosenbaum usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Michael Rosenbaum has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, Michael will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Rosenbaum can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
He is assertive and bold. Michael Rosenbaum is willing to be the first person to speak up and make his position known, and to strike out on his own if necessary. Michael generally gets along better with men than with women because his approach is quite direct and sometimes tactless and insensitive as well. He can be a bit too forceful. However, Michael Rosenbaum's boldness is his calling card, and most people feel that he can at least be trusted to be honest with them.
Michael Rosenbaum tends to blend in with, and assume the characteristics of those around him, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of his own. He may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe" and enjoy donning different personalities at different times.
He may find it difficult to get ahead because Michael lacks the vitality to do so. Michael Rosenbaum tends to wait for better conditions and has the desire to accomplish a lot without straining himself too much. Quite often, though, his plans just seem to hang in the air.
He is very sociable, has a harmonious disposition, and is able to have happy relationships with people in his environment. His eternal optimism brings Michael Rosenbaum the affinity of many people with whom he will have many joyful experiences.
Michael Rosenbaum tends to be somewhat inhibited and does not want to attract attention. He is likely to think that other people are more important than he is and prefers to live in seclusion.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Square Asc.
Mars Sextile Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Neptune
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/MC
Asc. Opposition Saturn/N. Node