approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Charles' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Charles Bukowski comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Charles Bukowski - 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 Charles Bukowski" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Charles a little better. This page describes the disguise Bukowski 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, Charles Bukowski 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. Charles has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Charles Bukowski very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Bukowski is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Charles Bukowski will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Bukowski'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. Charles Bukowski 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 Bukowski is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Charles 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 Charles Bukowski - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Charles Bukowski 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 Charles.
Others see Charles Bukowski as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Bukowski 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 Charles Bukowski usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Charles Bukowski which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Charles he is constantly scanning their inner motives, and he probably is. Bukowski sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and he may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which he perceives so clearly) against them. At times though, Charles Bukowski may be too suspicious and assigns negative intentions to innocent people. Charles should avoid looking always on the dark side.
Charles Bukowski tends to blend in with and take on the characteristics of the people in his surroundings, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of his own. He may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe", and enjoy trying on different personalities at different times.
Bukowski is charming and very affectionate, and he expresses his feelings vivaciously. Love comes naturally to Charles Bukowski; he seems to be tuned into love from head to toe. Charles loves to go out and have a good time and little gestures of adoration are important to him.
Charles Bukowski tends to be somewhat inhibited and does not want to attract attention to him. He is likely to think that other people are more important than he is and prefers to live in seclusion.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Square Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Mars
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/N. Node