approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Olivier's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Olivier Magne comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Olivier Magne - 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 Olivier Magne" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Olivier a little better. This page describes the disguise Magne wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Olivier Magne frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Magne, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. Olivier does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others Olivier Magne seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Olivier dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Magne likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Olivier Magne respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Magne's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Olivier Magne has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Olivier Magne spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in him. Olivier exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Magne shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Olivier Magne tends to suppress his feelings and may even pretend that he does not have any, thereby appearing rather cold. Olivier feels separated from others and is inclined to isolate himself. Others see Olivier Magne as a reserved, detached and serious person.
Olivier Magne has a dynamic personality and great ability to improvise, but he is likely to surprise, perplex or confuse people in his relationships constantly. His somewhat eccentric, impulsive and hasty actions could lead to accidents if he is not careful.
He may find it difficult to get ahead because Olivier lacks the vitality to do so. Olivier Magne 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.
Olivier Magne has a tendency to live in a world of his own, a world that is likely to be far from reality. Olivier wants to make a big impression, and with his dazzling personality he knows how to put on a brilliant show.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Asc. Opposition Moon/Saturn
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Neptune
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune