approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Allen's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Allen Ginsberg comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Allen Ginsberg - 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 Allen Ginsberg" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Allen a little better. This page describes the disguise Ginsberg wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Allen Ginsberg is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Allen tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Ginsberg's way of dealing with problems.
Allen Ginsberg may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Ginsberg's emotional balance and well-being.
Allen Ginsberg is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Allen Ginsberg probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Ginsberg's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Ginsberg, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Ginsberg's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Ginsberg will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Allen Ginsberg overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Ginsberg's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Allen through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Ginsberg's more rational friends. Allen Ginsberg certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Allen Ginsberg has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Allen Ginsberg to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
Although Allen basically has a nonviolent, non-aggressive stance toward life and he often feels vulnerable in competitive situations, Allen Ginsberg does get fired up about seeing anyone hurt or abused. His empathy and compassion compel him to action, and Allen Ginsberg will take initiative and stand up for Ginsberg's ideals when he needs to.
At times Allen Ginsberg is confused about his competitive or "selfish" instincts. Allen wants to compete and be a winner but often holds himself back because the goal seems trivial and unimportant to him.
Allen Ginsberg identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society, and with being a rebel, reformer, nonconformist, or iconoclast. He enjoys being original, unpredictable, and spontaneous, and insists on doing whatever he wishes regardless of tradition, convention, or other people's wishes. Others see Allen Ginsberg as "different" yet interesting and exciting.
To others, Allen Ginsberg appears capable, mature, and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Allen that inspired people to rely on him. Ginsberg keeps his cool in most situations.
There is a receptive, elusive quality to Allen's personality. Ginsberg can be difficult to pin down, difficult to know, something of a mystery. At times Allen Ginsberg may feel frustrated because he feels that he is not being perceived very clearly, that he does not make a powerful impression, that he is easily overlooked or discounted. If he does not wish to be "invisible", Ginsberg must make some effort to define and clarify - both for himself and for the rest of the world - who Allen Ginsberg is. On the other hand, Allen Ginsberg may purposely create illusions about himself with the intent to deceive - or entertain - others.
Quite excitable and very impatient, Allen Ginsberg is ready for a fight in a flash. Because of his impulsive and rash behavior, Ginsberg also tends to be accident-prone. Everything Allen Ginsberg does has to be done in a hurry and he expects the same of people in his surroundings.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars in Pisces Conjunct Ascendant in Pisces
Uranus Conjunct Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Neptune Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Uranus