approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Porfirio's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Porfirio Rubirosa comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Porfirio Rubirosa - 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 Porfirio Rubirosa" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Porfirio a little better. This page describes the disguise Rubirosa wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Porfirio Rubirosa has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and his two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though he may, on occasion, have his head in the clouds). Others often see Rubirosa as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. He is, in fact, amazingly consistent for he possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to his regular routine. Porfirio does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Porfirio Rubirosa is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. He follows his own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before he feels sure about it. Rubirosa can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. He will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something he does not want to do.
When Rubirosa has a purpose, he is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. His obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make him flare up or respond to their anger. Porfirio Rubirosa appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind his easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Porfirio often wins simply due to his relentless persistence and his ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for his reluctance to make changes is his very strong need for security. Porfirio is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and he also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of his own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Rubirosa's hankering for permanence is that he easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Porfirio Rubirosa has a keen appreciation of the natural world and he derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. He is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and he knows how to enjoy himself. Rubirosa is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. He is also a great lover of beauty and his tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
His emotional responses, feelings and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Porfirio Rubirosa could come across as rather moody and fickle. On the other hand, he is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in him. At times Rubirosa may wish he were not so easy to read.
Porfirio has an appealing physical appearance, which - along with his winning ways - is likely to make him a favorite in his immediate environment. Porfirio Rubirosa is the "easy" one, and he knows how to please others. However, Rubirosa must not take his personal charm for granted, because he may also come across as vain or too needy for approval.
Porfirio Rubirosa comes across as tolerant, broad-minded, and well educated or as a seasoned traveler. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Rubirosa is apt to have a significant, beneficial impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it.
Porfirio often comes across to others more abruptly or even antagonistically than necessary to achieve his aims. And naturally, if people perceive that he is trying to compete with them or run them over, some of them will strongly resist Porfirio Rubirosa and his objectives. Rubirosa might be more successful if he tones himself down a bit and shows some consideration, without completely sacrificing his own needs and wants.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Square Asc.
Venus Trine Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Mars Quincunx Asc.