approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Damon's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Damon Albarn comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Damon Albarn - 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 Damon Albarn" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Damon a little better. This page describes the disguise Albarn wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Damon Albarn appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Damon has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Albarn tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Albarn.
Albarn approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Damon Albarn is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Damon's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Damon and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Damon Albarn empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Damon Albarn is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Damon Albarn communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Damon never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Damon Albarn comes across as contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Albarn may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Damon is wary of committing social blunders and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Damon Albarn's confidence is likely to grow because he will learn to depend more on his own self-assessment..
He is very receptive to the influence of his environment, giving other people a chance to exploit or use him. Damon Albarn has the ability to tune into the events around him, but he also should be careful not to overreact to the intentions of others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Neptune