approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Vladimir's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Vladimir Putin comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Vladimir Putin - 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 Vladimir Putin" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Vladimir a little better. This page describes the disguise Putin wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Putin's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Vladimir Putin wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Vladimir Putin wants, Vladimir Putin usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Vladimir wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Vladimir Putin functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Vladimir Putin usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Putin approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Vladimir Putin also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Putin. When Vladimir Putin commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Vladimir Putin is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Vladimir Putin as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Vladimir Putin also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
In significant ways, Putin's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way he presents himself. As a result of this inconsistency, Vladimir Putin may be uncomfortable showing his instinctive responses and true feelings. He may put them aside, maybe even be ashamed of them.
When Vladimir Putin is in an emotionally charged situation, those who do not know him well may be quite surprised at his reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept himself, so that he does not act as if his emotional needs and impulses did not count for very much.
He is discrete, tactful and adaptable, and has the ability to create a beautiful environment. Vladimir Putin has a knack for entertaining people and appreciates pleasing manners and proper behavior when he is with others.
Putin strongly resents daily routine and is always ready and willing to challenge life. Responding quickly to people around him, Vladimir Putin spontaneously connect with them and tends to become stimulated through them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Venus
Asc. Opposition Uranus/N. Node