approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Stonewall's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Stonewall Jackson comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Stonewall Jackson - 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 Stonewall Jackson" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Stonewall a little better. This page describes the disguise Jackson wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Stonewall Jackson will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Stonewall has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Stonewall Jackson very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Jackson is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Stonewall Jackson will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Jackson's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Stonewall Jackson appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Jackson is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Stonewall possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Stonewall Jackson - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Stonewall Jackson does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Stonewall.
Others see Stonewall Jackson as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Jackson shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Stonewall Jackson usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Stonewall Jackson tends to be extremely hard on himself and others. He may have been brought up under difficult circumstances and now feels that life is very tough. Stonewall does his duty, expects the same from others, and has no pity for anyone.
Stonewall Jackson tends to lead a very harmonious life and live in peaceful surroundings. His emotions seem to play a big part in his relationships with others and Jackson bases his relationships on inner understanding between people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Asc. Opposition Saturn/Pluto
Asc. Conjunct MC/N. Node