approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Charles' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Charles Baudelaire comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Charles Baudelaire - 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 Charles Baudelaire" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Charles a little better. This page describes the disguise Baudelaire wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Charles Baudelaire always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Baudelaire will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Charles Baudelaire has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Charles Baudelaire also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Baudelaire's environment is very important to Baudelaire.
Baudelaire steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Charles Baudelaire tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Charles rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Charles Baudelaire as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Baudelaire has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Charles may seem more businesslike and factual, as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamorous position in life.
The way Charles Baudelaire comes across to others, particularly on first impression, tends to conceal certain important aspects of his. Specifically, what gives Charles pleasure, how he likes to give and receive affection, and what he seeks in friendship or love relationships are not at all apparent from Baudelaire's outward demeanor. Charles Baudelaire seems to send mixed signals, and this can create a bit of confusion for the people who are interested in getting close to him or knowing him on more than a superficial level.
At times his desire to impress other people, to be important, or to be popular may make Baudelaire does things that go against his better judgment. Even Charles' sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, seen as pompousness or interference. Charles Baudelaire needs to be aware of his tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Quincunx Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.