approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Salman's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Salman Rushdie comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Salman Rushdie - 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 Salman Rushdie" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Salman a little better. This page describes the disguise Rushdie wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Salman Rushdie has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and his two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though he may, on occasion, have his head in the clouds). Others often see Rushdie as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. He is, in fact, amazingly consistent for he possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to his regular routine. Salman does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Salman Rushdie is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. He follows his own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before he feels sure about it. Rushdie can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. He will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something he does not want to do.
When Rushdie has a purpose, he is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. His obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make him flare up or respond to their anger. Salman Rushdie appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind his easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Salman often wins simply due to his relentless persistence and his ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for his reluctance to make changes is his very strong need for security. Salman is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and he also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of his own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Rushdie's hankering for permanence is that he easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Salman Rushdie has a keen appreciation of the natural world and he derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. He is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and he knows how to enjoy himself. Rushdie is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. He is also a great lover of beauty and his tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
Salman Rushdie can get by in life almost by personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Salman 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 Rushdie is around.
His emotional instincts, feelings, and intuition play a big part in the decisions Salman Rushdie makes and how he interacts with the world, and generally his feelings are quite accurate and helpful to him. Also, establishing emotional rapport with the people he meets on a day to day level is rather easy for Rushdie. Salman Rushdie appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to him, especially when they need guidance or help.
He may feel that personal relationships are interfering with the pursuit of his goals and chooses to lead a life on his own. But at the same time Salman Rushdie often may feel lonely and alienated by others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Sextile Asc.
Moon Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Saturn/MC