approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Sri Aurobindo's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Sri Aurobindo comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Sri Aurobindo - 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 Sri Aurobindo" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Sri Aurobindo a little better. This page describes the disguise Aurobindo Ghose wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Sri Aurobindo likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Aurobindo Ghose must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever Sri Aurobindo does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Sri Aurobindo also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Aurobindo Ghose will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Sri Aurobindo dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Aurobindo Ghose admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Sri Aurobindo befriends someone, Aurobindo Ghose is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - Sri Aurobindo expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Sri Aurobindo often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Sri Aurobindo has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Sri Aurobindo always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Sri Aurobindo also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Sri Aurobindo more than anything else. Sri Aurobindo feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Sri Aurobindo radiates a sense of confidence, well-being, and optimism, which inspires trust and good feelings in others. He likes himself and it shows. He expects success in life and he generally achieves it. However, Aurobindo Ghose also tends to exaggerate or to overestimate himself, and he can be sloppy and careless when it comes to details.
Aurobindo Ghose 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 Sri Aurobindo quite a bit.
He is easily excitable and could find it difficult to sit still. Aurobindo Ghose always have something going on and is not afraid to take chances. Sri Aurobindo takes the initiative and has the ability to stimulate and sweep along others.
Aurobindo Ghose is charming and very affectionate, and he expresses his feelings vivaciously. Love comes naturally to Sri Aurobindo; he seems to be tuned into love from head to toe. Sri Aurobindo loves to go out and have a good time and little gestures of adoration are important to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Conjunct Asc.
Saturn Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Mars