approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Don's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Don Everly comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Don Everly - 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 Don Everly" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Don a little better. This page describes the disguise Everly wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Don Everly 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. Don 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. Everly tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Everly.
Everly 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, Don Everly 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 Don'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 Don 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. Don Everly empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Don Everly 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. Don Everly communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Don never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Don Everly comes across as unusual, highly independent, and free spirited. There is a touch of brilliance and creative genius in his demeanor. He is also restless and easily distracted, and tends to fly from one thing to another, which may leave the impression that Everly is unreliable.
Don Everly tends to suppress his feelings and may even pretend that he does not have any, thereby appearing rather cold. Don feels separated from others and is inclined to isolate himself. Others see Don Everly as a reserved, detached and serious person.
His attitude toward life is governed by his feelings and Don Everly tends to seek cordial understanding with others. Don has the ability to perceive other peoples' spiritual needs, and trusting his judgment, they are likely to come to Everly for advice.
Don Everly loves children and young people and is likely to provide an intellectually stimulating environment for them. Everly is inclined to lead an active social life and establishing relationships with others comes easy to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Saturn
Asc. Opposition Moon/MC
Asc. Opposition Mercury/N. Node