approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Samuel's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Samuel Beckett comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Samuel Beckett - 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 Samuel Beckett" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Samuel a little better. This page describes the disguise Beckett wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Beckett's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Samuel Beckett wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Samuel Beckett wants, Samuel Beckett usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Samuel wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Samuel Beckett functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Samuel Beckett usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Beckett approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Samuel Beckett also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Beckett. When Samuel Beckett commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Samuel Beckett is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Samuel Beckett as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Samuel Beckett also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
His desire to love and be loved is very much apparent, very much on the surface, and Samuel Beckett is known for his personal charm and affectionate nature. He may also seem overly dependent on the approval and appreciation of others.
To others, Samuel Beckett appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Samuel that inspired people to rely on him. Beckett keeps his cool in most situations.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness and nonjudgmental acceptance about Samuel Beckett which draws people in need to him. Because he has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Samuel is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Samuel Beckett needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Samuel Beckett 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 Beckett is unreliable.
The initial impression Beckett makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way Samuel thinks and his true opinions are not always readily apparent. Samuel Beckett may try to clothe his ideas and thoughts in terms that tend to mute rather than clarify them. For instance, he may have a very definite, unambiguous opinion, but state it in such a gentle, tactful manner that it seems as though he does not stand behind it as vigorously as he would like. This creates miscommunication or misunderstandings at times. On another level, Samuel Beckett tends to become scattered and nervous when he is out of balance. He needs clarity and order in his environment to be at his finest.
At times his desire to impress other people, or be important or popular may make Beckett do things that go against his better judgment. Even Samuel's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, or seen as pompousness or interference. Samuel Beckett needs to be aware of his tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
He projects himself with vigor and energy and impresses others with the force of his personality. His will power probably developed early in life and Samuel Beckett takes control of whatever situation he is involved in.
Samuel has good organization skills and he knows how to arrange everything skillfully. Happy in teamwork and adept at negotiating, he can lead successful business meetings. Samuel Beckett can easily obtain all the information he needs in order to make the best deal.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Opposition Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Mercury Quincunx Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Mars
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Jupiter