approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ed's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Ed Broadbent comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ed Broadbent - 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 Ed Broadbent" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ed a little better. This page describes the disguise Broadbent wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ed Broadbent has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and his two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though he may, on occasion, have his head in the clouds). Others often see Broadbent as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. He is, in fact, amazingly consistent for he possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to his regular routine. Ed does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Ed Broadbent is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. He follows his own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before he feels sure about it. Broadbent can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. He will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something he does not want to do.
When Broadbent has a purpose, he is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. His obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make him flare up or respond to their anger. Ed Broadbent appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind his easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Ed often wins simply due to his relentless persistence and his ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for his reluctance to make changes is his very strong need for security. Ed is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and he also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of his own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Broadbent's hankering for permanence is that he easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Ed Broadbent has a keen appreciation of the natural world and he derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. He is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and he knows how to enjoy himself. Broadbent is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. He is also a great lover of beauty and his tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
Ed Broadbent can get by in life almost on his personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Ed that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually he appears confident and clear about who he is, and it is very difficult not to notice him or feel his influence when Broadbent is around.
Ed has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes facets of life. He may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Ed's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
Ed Broadbent has a strong desire to make an extraordinary or unusual impression on his environment. Ed has the ability to fascinate and sweep others along, but he can also be quite inconsiderate and ruthless.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Sextile Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Pluto