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 May comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Brian May - 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 May" 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 May wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Brian May always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often May will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Brian May has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Brian May also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in May's environment is very important to May.
May steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Brian May tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Brian rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Brian May as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. May has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Brian may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
Brian May comes across as quirky, unusual, offbeat and "different". Sometimes he appears to provoke people and upset the status quo just by being himself. May tends to be restless, excitable and somewhat ungrounded or nervous as well.
Brian May can get by in life almost on his personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Brian 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 May is around.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Square Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.