approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Modest's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Modest Mussorgsky comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Modest Mussorgsky - 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 Modest Mussorgsky" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Modest a little better. This page describes the disguise Mussorgsky 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, Modest Mussorgsky 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. Modest has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Modest Mussorgsky very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Mussorgsky is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Modest Mussorgsky will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Mussorgsky'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. Modest Mussorgsky 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 Mussorgsky is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Modest 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 Modest Mussorgsky - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Modest Mussorgsky 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 Modest.
Others see Modest Mussorgsky as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Mussorgsky 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 Modest Mussorgsky usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Modest Mussorgsky radiates a sense of confidence, well-being, and optimism, which inspires trust and good feelings in others. He likes himself and it shows. He expects success in life and he generally achieves it. However, Mussorgsky also tends to exaggerate or to overestimate himself, and he can be sloppy and careless when it comes to details.
His desire to love and be loved is very much apparent, very much on the surface, and Modest Mussorgsky is known for his personal charm and affectionate nature. He may also seem overly dependent on the approval and appreciation of others.
At times Modest Mussorgsky comes across as being rather intense and possibly manipulative or controlling. Or he may get involved in relationships that are "fatal attractions", where he acts out compulsive, intense needs and desires. There is a sexual, seductive quality to Mussorgsky's demeanor that others notice right away. This may either repel them or draw them to Modest Mussorgsky irresistibly.
Modest Mussorgsky has a sympathetic understanding of others and the ability to see through people. He is very sensitive and his emotional state depends a lot on the influence of his immediate surroundings and relationships. For this reason, others may see Modest as a somewhat unstable person.
Modest Mussorgsky has a strong desire to build an image that captivates everyone around him, and with his attractive and fascinating personality, he has the ability to influence many people. Modest is likely to have some unusual love affairs.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Conjunct Asc.
Venus Opposition Asc.
Pluto Opposition Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Neptune
Asc. Opposition Venus/Pluto