approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Bob's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Bob Dylan comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Bob Dylan - 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 Bob Dylan" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Bob a little better. This page describes the disguise Dylan wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
High-spirited, enthusiastic, and exuberant, Bob loves adventure, change and exploring new territory. He is not happy with being confined to the same safe, familiar, secure little world all the time. Bob Dylan has a strong sense of restlessness and yearning for something greater than anything he has yet experienced, and he often lives in his dreams and visions for the future. Bob Dylan tends to believe that the grass is greener somewhere else, and he likes to keep moving, either literally or figuratively. Idealistic and optimistic, he always expects something better ahead. Bob Dylan loves to have a goal, something to aim for, but once he achieves it he is on to something else. He is ever on the lookout for new opportunities and he is a gambler, willing to take risks and to break new ground. The possibility of discovering something new is what makes life interesting for him. Bob Dylan has great faith in life and he bounces back quickly from disappointment and failure.
Freedom-loving and independent, Bob Dylan cannot tolerate being caged in for very long, and friends and loved ones must respect his need for freedom of movement. Binding commitments, responsibilities and relationships often weigh heavily upon Bob and he may resist "growing up" and assuming the limitations of adult life.
He is friendly and outgoing and has a great sense of fun and playfulness. He is also philosophically minded and often quite outspoken about his convictions and beliefs. Sometimes Bob Dylan gets carried away with his enthusiasm of the moment and he tends to exaggerate. He is often a big talker, a big maker of promises, and he is usually pretty convincing. He does everything in a big way, a generous way. Dylan likes to have the best, and he heartily dislikes stinginess, small mindedness or pettiness. His vision is always large. He is able to perceive the big picture, general patterns and principles, and he is well suited to politics, business, higher education or religion.
Others see Bob Dylan as a good sport and a good friend, but one who is not always consistent and dependable. He may also be seen as a wise person since he does not get bogged down in pettiness and trivialities, and is able to communicate a broader perspective that opens up new horizons. He is a person who believes in miracles, grace, or just plain good luck, someone who never gives up on life, and he inspires and encourages others to keep looking ahead.
He is highly verbal and communicative. Connecting with and talking to other people are key aspects of Bob's personality. Bob Dylan may seem to be a busybody to others sometimes. He may also depend too much on other people's advice or feedback before making up his own mind, and Dylan may thus appear to be indecisive.
Bob Dylan 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 Bob Dylan 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.
In significant ways, Dylan's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way he presents himself. As a result of this inconsistency, Bob Dylan may be uncomfortable showing his instinctive responses and true feelings. He may put them aside, maybe even be ashamed of them.
When Bob Dylan is in an emotionally charged situation, those who do not know him well may be quite surprised at his reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept himself, so that he does not act as if his emotional needs and impulses did not count for very much.
Dylan may well have been discouraged from freely expressing himself, and an overemphasis on being acceptable, conforming to certain standards and expectations, and generally not getting out of line is apt to inhibit Bob quite a bit.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Opposition Asc.
Neptune Square Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Saturn Quincunx Asc.