approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Eddie's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Eddie Murphy comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Eddie Murphy - 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 Eddie Murphy" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Eddie a little better. This page describes the disguise Murphy wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Eddie Murphy likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Murphy must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever Eddie does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Eddie Murphy also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Murphy will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Eddie dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Murphy admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Eddie Murphy befriends someone, Murphy is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - Eddie expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Eddie Murphy often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Eddie Murphy has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Eddie always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Eddie Murphy also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Eddie more than anything else. Eddie Murphy feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Eddie Murphy identifies with the progressive, innovative elements in society, and with being a rebel, reformer, nonconformist, or iconoclast. He enjoys being original, unpredictable, and spontaneous, and insists on doing whatever he wishes regardless of tradition, convention, or other people's wishes. Others see Eddie Murphy as "different" yet interesting and exciting.
His emotional responses, feelings, and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Eddie Murphy could be seen as a rather moody, inconsistent creature. On the other hand, he is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in him. At times Murphy may wish he was not so easy to read.
Eddie Murphy radiates a sense of pride, self-assurance, and a definite awareness of his own importance. It is hard to ignore Murphy when he is present, and his personality may overshadow or dominate the scene.
The initial impression Murphy makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way Eddie thinks and his true opinions are not always readily apparent. Eddie Murphy may try to clothe his ideas and thoughts in terms that tend to mute them rather than clarify them. For instance, he may have a very definite, unambiguous opinion, but state it in such a gentle, tactful manner that it seems that he does not believe it as vigorously as he does. This creates miscommunication or misunderstandings at times. On another level, Eddie Murphy tends to become scattered and nervous when he is out of balance. He needs clarity and order in his environment to be at his finest.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Conjunct Asc.
Moon Square Asc.
Sun Trine Asc.
Mercury Quincunx Asc.