approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Charles' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Charles Dickens comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Charles Dickens - 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 Dickens" 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 Dickens 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, Charles Dickens always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Dickens will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Charles Dickens 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. Charles Dickens also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Dickens' environment is very important to Dickens.
Dickens 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. Charles Dickens 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, Charles rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Charles Dickens as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Dickens 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. Charles 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.
His desire to love and to be loved is very much apparent, very much on the surface, and Charles Dickens is known for his personal charm and affectionate nature. He may also seem overly dependent on others' approval and appreciation of him.
At times Charles Dickens comes across to others as being rather intense and possibly manipulative or controlling. Or he may get involved in relationships which are "fatal attractions", where he acts out compulsive, intense needs and desires. There is a sexual, seductive quality in Dickens' glance or manner that others notice right away. This may either repel them or draw them to Charles Dickens irresistibly.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Charles' manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Charles Dickens also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Dickens needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
The image that Charles Dickens projects to the world and the person he really is inside, are considerably different. So much so that at times Charles may feel that people do not see or know the real him. They respond to the face they see, and the initial impression Dickens makes may actually be misleading. Within him, also, there is much complexity and tension, and Charles Dickens often feels that he needs to change himself in significant ways or that he continually holds back essential aspects of his.
Charles has an open and cheerful manner and attracts attention because of his good taste in clothing, hairdo and general well kept appearance. Charles has the ability to create a harmonious environment and relationships and he is happy and confident in the company of others.
Charles Dickens has a tendency to live in a world of his own, a world that is likely to be far from reality. Charles wants to make a big impression, and with his dazzling personality he knows how to put on a brilliant show.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Opposition Asc.
Pluto Opposition Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Sun Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Jupiter
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune