approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Chico's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Chico Marx comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Chico Marx - 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 Chico Marx" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Chico a little better. This page describes the disguise Marx wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Chico Marx likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Marx must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever Chico does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Chico Marx also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Marx will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Chico dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Marx admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Chico Marx befriends someone, Marx is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - Chico expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Chico Marx often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Chico Marx has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Chico always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Chico Marx also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Chico more than anything else. Chico Marx feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Chico Marx is extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around him, and at times he can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for him, as Chico Marx tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever he is with. He may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person he is with the most.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Square Asc.