approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Thomas' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Thomas Castaignède comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Thomas Castaignède - 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 Thomas Castaignède" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Thomas a little better. This page describes the disguise Castaignède wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Thomas Castaignède meets life head on and throws himself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. He is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all his dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Thomas projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. He often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Castaignède is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. He likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Thomas Castaignède may feel that he does not fit into groups very well and that he does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. He likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Castaignède is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. He tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in his outlook, which enables Thomas to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Thomas Castaignède feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that he will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Castaignède's forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Thomas Castaignède it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
He is scornful of what he sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Thomas Castaignède is not a follower. Others see Thomas as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Castaignède presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
Thomas Castaignède comes across as contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Castaignède may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Thomas is wary of committing social blunders and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Thomas Castaignède's confidence is likely to grow because he will learn to depend more on his own self-assessment..
Thomas Castaignède 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.
Castaignède also needs to be busy and active and he moves quickly. Thomas Castaignède also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Thomas Castaignède has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Thomas coaxes rather than coerces. However, if he does not get what he wants, Thomas Castaignède is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing it for himself. Castaignède seems to need others' approval first.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Square Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.