Drew (Festus) Hankinson
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Festus' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Drew (Festus) Hankinson comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Drew (Festus) Hankinson - 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 Drew (Festus) Hankinson" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Festus a little better. This page describes the disguise Drew Hankinson 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 In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Drew (Festus) Hankinson is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Festus 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 Drew Hankinson's way of dealing with problems.
Drew (Festus) Hankinson 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 Drew Hankinson's emotional balance and well-being.
Drew (Festus) Hankinson is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Drew (Festus) Hankinson probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Drew Hankinson's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Drew Hankinson, 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 Drew Hankinson's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Drew Hankinson will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Drew (Festus) Hankinson overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Drew Hankinson'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 Festus through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Drew Hankinson's more rational friends. Drew (Festus) Hankinson certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Drew (Festus) Hankinson 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 Drew (Festus) Hankinson 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.
Drew (Festus) Hankinson has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, Festus will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Drew Hankinson can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Drew (Festus) Hankinson is extremely sensitive to all the impressions and energies around him and at times can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for him, as Drew (Festus) Hankinson tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever he is with. He may have the chameleon's trait of appearing to become the people or person he is with the most.
Drew (Festus) Hankinson tends to suppress his feelings and may even pretend that he does not have any, thereby appearing rather cold. Festus feels separated from others and is inclined to isolate himself. Others see Drew (Festus) Hankinson as a reserved, detached and serious person.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Square Asc.
Neptune Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Saturn