approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Peter's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Peter Lawford comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Peter Lawford - 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 Peter Lawford" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Peter a little better. This page describes the disguise Lawford 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, Peter Lawford 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. Peter has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Peter Lawford very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Lawford is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Peter Lawford will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Lawford'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. Peter Lawford 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 Lawford is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Peter 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 Peter Lawford - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Peter Lawford 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 Peter.
Others see Peter Lawford as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Lawford 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 Peter Lawford usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
His emotional instincts, feelings, and intuition play a big part in the decisions Peter Lawford 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 on a day to day level is rather easy for Lawford. Peter Lawford appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to him, especially when they need guidance or help.
Others may see Peter as a cool, reserved and unapproachable person, perhaps as a result of his conservative and stern upbringing. Peter Lawford could feel that no one understands him and tends to isolate himself from others.
He is able to control his feelings and conduct himself in a very proper manner. Because of his inner shyness, Peter Lawford tends to separate himself from others and gives the impression that he does not want to be talked to.
Peter Lawford has a tendency to live in a world of his own, a world that is likely to be far from reality. Peter wants to make a big impression, and with his dazzling personality he knows how to put on a brilliant show.
Peter Lawford tends to be somewhat inhibited and does not want to attract attention to him. 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:
Moon Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Saturn
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Saturn
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/N. Node