approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Criss' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Criss Angel comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Criss Angel - 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 Criss Angel" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Criss a little better. This page describes the disguise Angel wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Criss Angel is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Criss tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Angel's way of dealing with problems.
Criss Angel may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Angel's emotional balance and well-being.
Criss Angel is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Criss Angel probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Angel's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Angel, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Angel's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Angel will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Criss Angel overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Angel's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Criss through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Angel's more rational friends. Criss Angel certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Criss Angel has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Criss Angel to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
Angel may seem unpredictable and unreliable in the way he behaves towards others - or his personal relationships may seem constantly in flux, so that Criss Angel is always a bit off center.
Criss Angel also come across as an independent sort, someone who does not wish to be controlled or dictated to.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Criss Angel has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Criss Angel often does not get the full recognition he wishes for.
Criss Angel appears sympathetic and approachable. Because he uses his feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that Angel understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Criss Angel really wants people to know how he feels, and their care and support are very important to him.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness, and nonjudgmental acceptance about Criss Angel which draws people in need to him. Because he has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Criss is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Criss Angel needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Criss Angel has a sympathetic understanding of others and the ability to see through people. Very sensitive, his emotional state depends a lot on the influence of his immediate surroundings and relationships. For this reason others may see Criss as a somewhat unstable person.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Opposition Asc.
Sun Square Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Neptune