approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Charles' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Charles Mingus comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Charles Mingus - 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 Mingus" 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 Mingus wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
High-spirited, enthusiastic, and exuberant, Charles loves adventure, change and exploring new territory. He is not happy with being confined to the same safe, familiar, secure little world all the time. Charles Mingus has a strong sense of restlessness and yearning for something greater than anything he has yet experienced, and he often lives in his dreams and visions for the future. Charles Mingus tends to believe that the grass is greener somewhere else, and he likes to keep moving, either literally or figuratively. Idealistic and optimistic, he always expects something better ahead. Charles Mingus loves to have a goal, something to aim for, but once he achieves it he is on to something else. He is ever on the lookout for new opportunities and he is a gambler, willing to take risks and to break new ground. The possibility of discovering something new is what makes life interesting for him. Charles Mingus has great faith in life and he bounces back quickly from disappointment and failure.
Freedom loving and independent, Charles Mingus cannot tolerate being caged in for very long, and friends and loved ones must respect his need for freedom of movement. Binding commitments, responsibilities and relationships often weigh heavily upon Charles and he may resist "growing up" and assuming the limitations of adult life.
He is friendly and outgoing and has a great sense of fun and playfulness. He is also philosophically minded and often quite outspoken about his convictions and beliefs. Sometimes Charles Mingus gets carried away with his enthusiasm of the moment and he tends to exaggerate. He is often a big talker, a big maker of promises, and he is usually pretty convincing. He does everything in a big way, a generous way. Mingus likes to have the best, and he heartily dislikes stinginess, small mindedness or pettiness. His vision is always large. He is able to perceive the big picture, general patterns and principles, and he is well suited to politics, business, higher education or religion.
Others see Charles Mingus as a good sport and a good friend, but one who is not always consistent and dependable. He may also be seen as a wise person since he does not get bogged down in pettiness and trivialities, and is able to communicate a broader perspective that opens up new horizons. He is a person who believes in miracles, grace, or just plain good luck, someone who never gives up on life, and he inspires and encourages others to keep looking ahead.
Charles Mingus 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, Charles Mingus seemed mature for his age.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Charles that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Charles Mingus may be on the surface, he is also a force to be reckoned with. Charles has causes, passions, or desires that drive him and when one of these is aroused Mingus is quite zealous in his pursuit or defense of it.
Charles Mingus has a strong desire to make an extra-ordinary or unusual impression on his environment. Charles has the ability to fascinate and sweep along others, but he can also be quite inconsiderate and ruthless.
Charles Mingus has a hypnotizing effect on people in his surroundings and others see him as someone with extraordinary capabilities. Charles has a strong desire to mentally dominate his relationships, and with his ability to out-talk anyone, he can sway them to his opinions.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Pluto
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Pluto