approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Brian's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Brian Harvey comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Brian Harvey - 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 Brian Harvey" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Brian a little better. This page describes the disguise Harvey 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, Brian Harvey 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. Brian has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Brian Harvey very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Harvey is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Brian Harvey will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Harvey'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. Brian Harvey 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 Harvey is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Brian 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 Brian Harvey - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Brian Harvey 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 Brian.
Others see Brian Harvey as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Harvey 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 Brian Harvey usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
While tactful and personable, Brian Harvey also enjoys being somewhat unconventional and he identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society. Harvey can be seen as a rebel, reformer, nonconformist, iconoclast - or just a little "kooky". Shaking up people's rigid preconceptions and prejudices by being his own unique self is something Brian is known for!
Brian Harvey 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. He may be overly concerned with appearances and superficial beauty, in which case Brian Harvey may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
He may find it difficult to get ahead because Brian lacks the vitality to do so. Brian Harvey tends to wait for better conditions and has the desire to accomplish a lot without straining himself too much. Quite often, though, his plans just seem to hang in the air.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Conjunct Ascendant in Libra
Venus Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Neptune