approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Tony's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Tony Martin comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Tony Martin - 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 Tony Martin" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Tony a little better. This page describes the disguise Martin wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Tony Martin always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Martin will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Tony Martin has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Tony Martin also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Martin's environment is very important to Martin.
Martin steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Tony Martin tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Tony rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Tony Martin as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Martin has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Tony may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
Tony Martin 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, Martin may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Tony is wary of committing social blunders and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Tony Martin's confidence is likely to grow because he will learn to depend more on his own self-assessment..
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Square Asc.