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 Ustinov comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Peter Ustinov - 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 Ustinov" 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 Ustinov wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Peter Ustinov appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Peter has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Ustinov tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Ustinov.
Ustinov approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Peter Ustinov is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Peter's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Peter and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Peter Ustinov empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Peter Ustinov is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Peter Ustinov communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Peter never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Peter Ustinov has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Peter Ustinov often does not get the full recognition he yearns for.
Peter Ustinov comes across as responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities that encourage others to take him seriously. He is unlikely to present himself as more than he is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Peter Ustinov was mature for his age.
Peter Ustinov has a tendency to react violently to the influence of his surroundings and to throw himself headlong into everything he does, suffering the consequences later on. Until Peter learns to alter his conduct, there are likely to be many upsets in his relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Pluto