approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Rufus' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Rufus Sewell comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Rufus Sewell - 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 Rufus Sewell" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Rufus a little better. This page describes the disguise Sewell wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Rufus Sewell frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Sewell, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. Rufus does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others Rufus Sewell seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Rufus dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Sewell likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Rufus Sewell respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Sewell's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Rufus Sewell has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Rufus Sewell spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in him. Rufus exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Sewell shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
He is forceful and energetic and goes for what he wants quite aggressively. He is a doer and an achiever and has a positive "I can" attitude. He may run over people and stir up opposition and conflict because Rufus Sewell tends to be very self-centered, or simply oblivious to the needs and intentions of others.
Rufus Sewell comes across as contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Sewell may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Rufus is wary of committing social blunders and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Rufus Sewell's confidence is likely to grow because he will learn to depend more on his own self-assessment..
Rufus Sewell comes across as tolerant, broad-minded, and well educated or as a seasoned traveler. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Sewell is apt to have a significant, beneficial impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it.
Rufus Sewell can get by in life almost on his personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Rufus that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually he appears confident and clear about who he is, and it is very difficult not to notice him or feel his influence when Sewell is around.
At times Rufus Sewell may feel that he is all alone in the world and that other people only cause him difficulties. Constantly bounced to and fro by others, Rufus has a strong desire to free himself from his stressful surroundings.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Conjunct Asc.
Saturn Square Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Saturn/Uranus