approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Bruce's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Bruce Dern comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Bruce Dern - 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 Bruce Dern" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Bruce a little better. This page describes the disguise Dern wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Bruce Dern has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and his two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though he may, on occasion, have his head in the clouds). Others often see Dern as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. He is, in fact, amazingly consistent for he possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to his regular routine. Bruce does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Bruce Dern is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. He follows his own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before he feels sure about it. Dern can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. He will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something he does not want to do.
When Dern has a purpose, he is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. His obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make him flare up or respond to their anger. Bruce Dern appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind his easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Bruce often wins simply due to his relentless persistence and his ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for his reluctance to make changes is his very strong need for security. Bruce is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and he also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of his own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Dern's hankering for permanence is that he easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Bruce Dern has a keen appreciation of the natural world and he derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. He is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and he knows how to enjoy himself. Dern is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. He is also a great lover of beauty and his tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
Bruce Dern 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, Bruce Dern seemed mature for his age.
Bruce has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes elements in life. He may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Bruce's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
At times his desire to impress other people, to be important, or to be popular may make Dern does things that go against his better judgment. Even Bruce's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, seen as pompousness or interference. Bruce Dern needs to be aware of his tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
Bruce Dern has a dynamic personality and great ability to improvise, but he is likely to surprise, perplex or confuse people in his relationships constantly. His somewhat eccentric, impulsive and hasty actions could lead to accidents if he is not careful.
He is charming and friendly to everyone, but may prefer more superficial and frequently changing relationships with people rather than steady and lasting friendships. Some of his meetings with others could come about suddenly.
Bruce Dern tends to be extremely hard on himself and others. He may have been brought up under difficult circumstances and now feels that life is very tough. Bruce does his duty, expects the same from others, and has no pity for anyone.
Bruce Dern seems to float between the worlds and prefers to live in a world of illusion rather than reality. Somewhat insecure and uncertain, he may try to avoid responsibility. His ideas tend to be a bit strange and Bruce Dern should guard against pursuing the wrong objectives.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/Pluto
Asc. Opposition Neptune/MC