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 Hope comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Bob Hope - 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 Hope" 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 Hope wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Bob Hope will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Bob has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Bob Hope very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Hope is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Bob Hope will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Hope's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Bob Hope appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Hope is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Bob possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Bob Hope - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Bob Hope does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Bob.
Others see Bob Hope as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Hope shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Bob Hope usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Bob Hope 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, Bob Hope may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
There is a certain intensity, charisma, or compelling attractiveness about Bob Hope that may have little to do with his physical features. It is energy, a subtle sexuality that he emanates. Also, Hope tends to do everything wholeheartedly and with passion, which is quite fascinating to other people. His instincts and psychological perceptions about others are quite incisive.
Bob Hope appears to be unusual, highly independent, and a free spirit. There is a touch of brilliance, of the creative genius, in his manner. He is also restless and easily distracted, tending to fly from one thing to another, which may give the impression that Hope is unreliable.
At times his desire to impress other people, to be important, or to be popular may make Hope does things that go against his better judgment. Even Bob's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, seen as pompousness or interference. Bob Hope needs to be aware of his tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
His family conditions may have been a bit oppressive, adding a note of gravity to Bob's personality. Somewhat insecure, Bob Hope may feel that others restrain him. He has doubts about mankind in general and a fear of failure.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Pluto Trine Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Saturn/Neptune