approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Chulalongkorn the Great's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Rama V comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Rama V - 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 Rama V" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Chulalongkorn the Great a little better. This page describes the disguise Phra Chula Chomklao Chaoyuhua wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Rama V meets life head on and throws himself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. He is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all his dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Chulalongkorn the Great projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. He often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Phra Chula Chomklao Chaoyuhua is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. He likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Rama V may feel that he does not fit into groups very well and that he does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. He likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Phra Chula Chomklao Chaoyuhua is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. He tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in his outlook, which enables Chulalongkorn the Great to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Rama V feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that he will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Phra Chula Chomklao Chaoyuhua's forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Rama V it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
He is scornful of what he sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Rama V is not a follower. Others see Chulalongkorn the Great as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Phra Chula Chomklao Chaoyuhua presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
Rama V seems tolerant, broad-minded, and well-educated or as if he has traveled widely. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Phra Chula Chomklao Chaoyuhua is apt to have a significant impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it - a positive, encouraging one.
Rama V has a loving and kind-hearted personality and he loves other people. Phra Chula Chomklao Chaoyuhua can readily express his love and affection and others show their affection for Phra Chula Chomklao Chaoyuhua. Chulalongkorn the Great probably had a safe and secure childhood and was allowed to make friendships early in life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Venus