approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Yves' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Yves Saint-Laurent comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Yves Saint-Laurent - 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 Yves Saint-Laurent" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Yves a little better. This page describes the disguise Saint-Laurent wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, he is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Yves Saint-Laurent is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. He is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Saint-Laurent sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and he wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to his community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Yves' whole outlook and approach to life. He is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only his own personal well-being.
Sometimes he may overlook or ignore his own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to his ideals of how one should feel or act. Though he has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Yves Saint-Laurent himself is sometimes dogmatic about his beliefs and ideologies.
He is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and he is eclectic and cosmopolitan in his tastes. He may consider himself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Yves Saint-Laurent is strongly influenced by his peer group and the flavor of the times in which he grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. He is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Yves Saint-Laurent is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Saint-Laurent probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Saint-Laurent's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Yves Saint-Laurent as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Yves does not often show his emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for he tends to be very rational.
Yves Saint-Laurent is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Yves Saint-Laurent is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Yves Saint-Laurent needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Saint-Laurent's work or outside social activities.
He is highly verbal and communicative. Connecting with and talking to other people are key aspects of Yves' personality. Yves Saint-Laurent may sometimes come across as a busybody to others. He may also depend too much on other people's advice or feedback before he makes up his own mind, and Saint-Laurent may thus appear to be indecisive.
His desire to love and be loved is very much apparent, very much on the surface, and Yves Saint-Laurent is known for his personal charm and affectionate nature. He may also seem overly dependent on the approval and appreciation of others.
Yves often comes across to others more abruptly or even antagonistically than necessary to achieve his aims. And naturally, if people perceive that he is trying to compete with them or run them over, some of them will strongly resist Yves Saint-Laurent and his objectives. Saint-Laurent might be more successful if he tones himself down a bit and shows some consideration, without completely sacrificing his own needs and wants.
Yves Saint-Laurent tends to suppress his feelings and may even pretend that he does not have any, thereby appearing rather cold. Yves feels separated from others and is inclined to isolate himself. Others see Yves Saint-Laurent as a reserved, detached and serious person.
Yves Saint-Laurent tends to get easily excited and may act a bit restless in the presence of other people. Always in motion, Saint-Laurent comes across like a whirlwind and has a constant need for different and new experiences.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Opposition Asc.
Venus Opposition Asc.
Mars Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Saturn
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/MC