approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Sting's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Sting comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Sting - 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 Sting" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Sting a little better. This page describes the disguise Gordon Sumner wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Sting 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. Gordon Sumner 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 Sting does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Sting 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. Gordon Sumner will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Sting dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Gordon Sumner admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Sting befriends someone, Gordon Sumner 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 - Sting expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Sting 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.
Sting has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Sting always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Sting 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 Sting more than anything else. Sting feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Sting seems tolerant, broad-minded, and well-educated or as if he has traveled widely. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Gordon Sumner is apt to have a significant impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it - a positive, encouraging one.
Sting can get by in life almost by personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Sting 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 Gordon Sumner is around.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.