approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Salvador's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Salvador Dalí comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Salvador Dalí - 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 Salvador Dalí" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Salvador a little better. This page describes the disguise Dalí wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Salvador Dalí 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. Salvador 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. Dalí tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Dalí.
Dalí 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, Salvador Dalí 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 Salvador'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 Salvador 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. Salvador Dalí empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Salvador Dalí 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. Salvador Dalí communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Salvador never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Salvador Dalí can get by in life almost by personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Salvador 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 Dalí is around.
Salvador Dalí comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable, and communicative. He is quite curious and interested in the people and events around him, and cannot resist commenting about them.
Dalí also needs to be busy and active, and he moves quickly. Salvador Dalí also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
He is assertive and bold. Salvador Dalí is willing to be the first person to speak up and make his position known, and to strike out on his own if necessary. Salvador generally gets along better with men than with women because his approach is quite direct and sometimes tactless and insensitive as well. He can be a bit too forceful. However, Salvador Dalí's boldness is his calling card, and most people feels that he can at least be trusted to be honest with them.
Dalí may well have been discouraged from freely expressing himself, and an overemphasis on being acceptable, conforming to certain standards and expectations, and generally not getting out of line is apt to inhibit Salvador quite a bit.
Dalí would like to embrace the whole world and is everyone's favorite. Very impressionable, Salvador Dalí has an inner feeling for others and can easily establish relationships with everyone. He is likely to have a busy social life and also enjoys working in group activities.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Sextile Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Mars Sextile Asc.
Saturn Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/N. Node