approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Aldous' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Aldous Huxley comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Aldous Huxley - 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 Aldous Huxley" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Aldous a little better. This page describes the disguise Huxley 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, Aldous Huxley 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. Aldous has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Aldous Huxley very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Huxley is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Aldous Huxley will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Huxley'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. Aldous Huxley 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 Huxley is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Aldous 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 Aldous Huxley - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Aldous Huxley 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 Aldous.
Others see Aldous Huxley as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Huxley 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 Aldous Huxley usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
He may be seen as someone who provokes conflict because Aldous Huxley likes to get everything out in the open and he generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. His relationships with others may be characterized by a great deal of competition, anger, or friction as a result. Or, Huxley may seem to run into more than his share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness his energies into cooperative efforts and shared work is Huxley's challenge.
He may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if he cannot sit still. Aldous Huxley seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Aldous tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
Aldous Huxley seems tolerant, broad-minded, and well-educated or as if he has traveled widely. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Huxley is apt to have a significant impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it - a positive, encouraging one.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Opposition Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.