approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Mohandas' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Mohandas Gandhi comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Mohandas Gandhi - 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 Mohandas Gandhi" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Mohandas a little better. This page describes the disguise Gandhi 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, Mohandas Gandhi 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. Mohandas has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Mohandas Gandhi very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Gandhi is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Mohandas Gandhi will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Gandhi'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. Mohandas Gandhi 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 Gandhi is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Mohandas 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 Mohandas Gandhi - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Mohandas Gandhi 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 Mohandas.
Others see Mohandas Gandhi as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Gandhi 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 Mohandas Gandhi usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Mohandas Gandhi seems quirky, unusual, offbeat and "different". Sometimes it seems that he is trying to provoke people and upset the status quo just by being himself. Gandhi tends to be restless, excitable, and somewhat ungrounded or nervous as well.
Mohandas Gandhi has a loving and kind-hearted personality and he loves other people. Gandhi can readily express his love and affection and others show their affection for Gandhi. Mohandas probably had a safe and secure childhood and was allowed to make friendships early in life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Venus