Brian De Palma
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 De Palma comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Brian De Palma - 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 De Palma" 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 De Palma wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Brian De Palma is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Brian tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often De Palma's way of dealing with problems.
Brian De Palma may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for De Palma's emotional balance and well-being.
Brian De Palma is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Brian De Palma probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of De Palma's imagination and fantasy was also very real to De Palma, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense De Palma's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often De Palma will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Brian De Palma overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not De Palma's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Brian through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder De Palma's more rational friends. Brian De Palma certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Brian De Palma has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Brian De Palma to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
De Palma draws much of his energy and sense of self from his relationships with others. He is inextricably connected with the significant others in his life; Brian De Palma may feel at a loss without them, even if he appears to be the powerful or dominant person in the relationship. Brian appears self-assured - as long as he is secure in the important relationships in his life.
He may be seen as someone who provokes conflict because Brian De Palma likes to get everything out in the open and he generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. His relationships with others may be characterized by a great deal of competition, anger, or friction as a result. Or, De Palma may seem to run into more than his share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness his energies into cooperative efforts and shared work is De Palma's challenge.
De Palma projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that he is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Brian De Palma generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to him, and it may seem that he Brian somehow luckier than other people. Mostly this is due to the confidence that Brian De Palma emanates.
Brian De Palma appears responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities which encourage others to take him seriously. He is unlikely to present himself as more than he is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Brian De Palma seemed mature for his age.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Opposition Asc.
Mars Opposition Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.