approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Axl's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Axl Rose comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Axl Rose - 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 Axl Rose" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Axl a little better. This page describes the disguise Rose wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Axl Rose has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and his two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though he may, on occasion, have his head in the clouds). Others often see Rose as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. He is, in fact, amazingly consistent for he possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to his regular routine. Axl does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Axl Rose is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. He follows his own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before he feels sure about it. Rose can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. He will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something he does not want to do.
When Rose has a purpose, he is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. His obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make him flare up or respond to their anger. Axl Rose appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind his easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Axl often wins simply due to his relentless persistence and his ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for his reluctance to make changes is his very strong need for security. Axl is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and he also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of his own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Rose's hankering for permanence is that he easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Axl Rose has a keen appreciation of the natural world and he derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. He is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and he knows how to enjoy himself. Rose is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. He is also a great lover of beauty and his tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
Axl Rose appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion, and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. Being overly concerned with appearances and surface beauty is possible; and if so, Axl Rose may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Axl Rose has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, Axl will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Rose can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
He is easily excitable and could find it difficult to sit still. Rose always have something going on and is not afraid to take chances. Axl Rose takes the initiative and has the ability to stimulate and sweep along others.
He is charming and friendly to everyone, but may prefer more superficial and frequently changing relationships with people rather than steady and lasting friendships. Some of his meetings with others could come about suddenly.
Axl Rose has a strong desire to constantly be in the limelight and he considers second place already as failure. Very self-confident, Rose has the ability to mold his surrounding to his own needs and is likely to furnish his home according to his taste.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Uranus
Asc. Opposition Venus/Uranus
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/Uranus