approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Rajiv's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Rajiv Gandhi comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Rajiv Gandhi - 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 Rajiv Gandhi" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Rajiv a little better. This page describes the disguise Gandhi wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Rajiv Gandhi likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Gandhi must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever Rajiv does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Rajiv Gandhi also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Gandhi will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Rajiv dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Gandhi admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Rajiv Gandhi befriends someone, Gandhi is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - Rajiv expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Rajiv Gandhi often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Rajiv Gandhi has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Rajiv always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Rajiv Gandhi also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Rajiv more than anything else. Rajiv Gandhi feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Rajiv Gandhi comes across as unusual, highly independent, and free spirited. There is a touch of brilliance and creative genius in his demeanor. He is also restless and easily distracted, and tends to fly from one thing to another, which may leave the impression that Gandhi is unreliable.
Gandhi is likely to go his own way in life and he has a tendency to stay secluded from others. Rajiv Gandhi is always preoccupied with his own thoughts and ideas and gives other people the impression that he does not want to be bothered with their problems.
Rajiv Gandhi tends to think of work as a hard and necessary chore and he may feel that he has little freedom of movement because of pressure caused by his surroundings. Gandhi is likely to feel hemmed in and considers dealing with others quite burdensome.
His pleasant and friendly disposition enables Rajiv Gandhi to embark on quick personal relationships with other people. He enjoys social functions and has a harmonious relationship to his environment.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Saturn
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Saturn
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/N. Node