approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Billy's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Billy Joel comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Billy Joel - 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 Billy Joel" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Billy a little better. This page describes the disguise Joel wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Billy Joel appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Billy has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Joel tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Joel.
Joel approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Billy Joel is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Billy's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Billy and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Billy Joel empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Billy Joel is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Billy Joel communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Billy never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Billy Joel is extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around him, and at times he can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for him, as Billy Joel tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever he is with. He may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person he is with the most.
Billy Joel can get by in life almost by personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Billy that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually he appears confident and clear about who he is, and it is very difficult not to notice him or feel his influence when Joel is around.
Billy Joel has a big heart, is generous with his affections, and has a strong desire to take care of everyone around him. It is easy for Joel to establish personal contacts and relationships because of his ability to fully understand others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Square Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/N. Node