approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Robert's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Robert Browning comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Robert Browning - 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 Robert Browning" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Robert a little better. This page describes the disguise Browning wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
High-spirited, enthusiastic, and exuberant, Robert loves adventure, change and exploring new territory. He is not happy with being confined to the same safe, familiar, secure little world all the time. Robert Browning has a strong sense of restlessness and yearning for something greater than anything he has yet experienced, and he often lives in his dreams and visions for the future. Robert Browning tends to believe that the grass is greener somewhere else, and he likes to keep moving, either literally or figuratively. Idealistic and optimistic, he always expects something better ahead. Robert Browning loves to have a goal, something to aim for, but once he achieves it he is on to something else. He is ever on the lookout for new opportunities and he is a gambler, willing to take risks and to break new ground. The possibility of discovering something new is what makes life interesting for him. Robert Browning has great faith in life and he bounces back quickly from disappointment and failure.
Freedom loving and independent, Robert Browning cannot tolerate being caged in for very long, and friends and loved ones must respect his need for freedom of movement. Binding commitments, responsibilities and relationships often weigh heavily upon Robert and he may resist "growing up" and assuming the limitations of adult life.
He is friendly and outgoing and has a great sense of fun and playfulness. He is also philosophically minded and often quite outspoken about his convictions and beliefs. Sometimes Robert Browning gets carried away with his enthusiasm of the moment and he tends to exaggerate. He is often a big talker, a big maker of promises, and he is usually pretty convincing. He does everything in a big way, a generous way. Browning likes to have the best, and he heartily dislikes stinginess, small mindedness or pettiness. His vision is always large. He is able to perceive the big picture, general patterns and principles, and he is well suited to politics, business, higher education or religion.
Others see Robert Browning as a good sport and a good friend, but one who is not always consistent and dependable. He may also be seen as a wise person since he does not get bogged down in pettiness and trivialities, and is able to communicate a broader perspective that opens up new horizons. He is a person who believes in miracles, grace, or just plain good luck, someone who never gives up on life, and he inspires and encourages others to keep looking ahead.
Robert Browning seems gentle and receptive and often does not make a clear, strong impression on others. Robert Browning has an elusive and subtle quality, and people may be nebulous about who he is. He is easily influenced by others and somewhat naive. Robert Browning has a spiritual, mystical approach to life and he is very idealistic and sometimes impractical.
He may be seen as someone who provokes conflict because Robert Browning likes to get everything out in the open and he generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. His relationships with others may be characterized by a great deal of competition, anger, or friction as a result. Or, Browning may seem to run into more than his share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness his energies into cooperative efforts and shared work is Browning's challenge.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Robert Browning which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Robert he is constantly scanning their inner motives, and he probably is. Browning sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and he may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which he perceives so clearly) against them. At times though, Robert Browning may be too suspicious and assigns negative intentions to innocent people. Robert should avoid looking always on the dark side.
The image that Robert Browning projects to the world and the person he really is inside, are considerably different. So much so that at times Robert may feel that people do not see or know the real him. They respond to the face they see, and the initial impression Browning makes may actually be misleading. Within him, also, there is much complexity and tension, and Robert Browning often feels that he needs to change himself in significant ways or that he continually holds back essential aspects of his.
At times Robert Browning may feels that he is all alone in the world and that other people only cause difficulties for him. Constantly bounced to and fro by others, Robert has a strong desire to free himself from his stressful surroundings.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Conjunct Asc.
Mars Opposition Asc.
Pluto Square Asc.
Sun Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/Uranus