Pope Pius X
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Pope Pius X's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Pope Pius X comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Pope Pius X - 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 Pope Pius X" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Pope Pius X a little better. This page describes the disguise Giuseppe Sarto wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, he is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Pope Pius X is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. He is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Giuseppe Sarto sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and he wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to his community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Pope Pius X's whole outlook and approach to life. He is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only his own personal well-being.
Sometimes he may overlook or ignore his own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to his ideals of how one should feel or act. Though he has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Pope Pius X himself is sometimes dogmatic about his beliefs and ideologies.
He is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and he is eclectic and cosmopolitan in his tastes. He may consider himself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Pope Pius X is strongly influenced by his peer group and the flavor of the times in which he grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. He is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Pope Pius X is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Giuseppe Sarto probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Giuseppe Sarto's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Pope Pius X as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Pope Pius X does not often show his emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for he tends to be very rational.
Pope Pius X is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Pope Pius X is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Pope Pius X needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Giuseppe Sarto's work or outside social activities.
Pope Pius X seems gentle and receptive and often does not make a clear, strong impression on others. Pope Pius X has an elusive and subtle quality, and people may be nebulous about who he is. He is easily influenced by others and somewhat naive. Pope Pius X has a spiritual, mystical approach to life and he is very idealistic and sometimes impractical.
The initial impression Giuseppe Sarto makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way Pope Pius X thinks and his true opinions are not always readily apparent. Pope Pius X may try to clothe his ideas and thoughts in terms that tend to mute them rather than clarify them. For instance, he may have a very definite, unambiguous opinion, but state it in such a gentle, tactful manner that it seems that he does not believe it as vigorously as he does. This creates miscommunication or misunderstandings at times. On another level, Pope Pius X tends to become scattered and nervous when he is out of balance. He needs clarity and order in his environment to be at his finest.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Conjunct Asc.
Mercury Quincunx Asc.