approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Rob's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Rob Lowe comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Rob Lowe - 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 Rob Lowe" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Rob a little better. This page describes the disguise Lowe wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Rob Lowe 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. Rob 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. Lowe tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Lowe.
Lowe 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, Rob Lowe 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 Rob'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 Rob 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. Rob Lowe empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Rob Lowe 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. Rob Lowe communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Rob never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Rob Lowe has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Rob coaxes rather than coerces. However, if he does not get what he wants, Rob Lowe is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing it for himself. Lowe seems to need others' approval first.
Rob Lowe 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 Lowe is unreliable.
Rob has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes facets of life. He may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Rob's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
He is somewhat erratic and constantly looking for something new. Rob Lowe changes his opinions frequently and others never know what he will do next. Because Lowe is easily excitable and unpredictable, others may find it taxing to spend time with him.
He is charming and friendly to everyone, but may prefer more superficial and frequently changing relationships with people rather than steady and lasting friendships. Some of his meetings with others could come about suddenly.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Sextile Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Uranus