approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Dennis' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Dennis Quaid comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dennis Quaid - 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 Dennis Quaid" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Dennis a little better. This page describes the disguise Quaid wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Dennis Quaid 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. Dennis 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. Quaid tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Quaid.
Quaid 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, Dennis Quaid 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 Dennis' 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 Dennis 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. Dennis Quaid empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Dennis Quaid 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. Dennis Quaid communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Dennis never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Dennis Quaid 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, Dennis Quaid often does not get the full recognition he wishes for.
Dennis Quaid 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 Dennis Quaid 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.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Dennis' manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Dennis Quaid also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Quaid needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
It could be hard for Dennis Quaid to hold his ground and he may be taken advantage of easily. Quaid displays little strength or force to others and may be quick to resign, despite having many longings, hopes, and wishes for the future.
He is a born leader and wants to be in power and control of his environment. Far-sighted and prudent, Dennis Quaid has the ability to organize projects, and personal advancement and public success is likely to be his.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Neptune Square Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Neptune
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Pluto