approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Edward's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Edward Furlong comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Edward Furlong - 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 Edward Furlong" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Edward a little better. This page describes the disguise Furlong wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Edward Furlong will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Edward has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Edward Furlong very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Furlong is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Edward Furlong will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Furlong's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Edward Furlong appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Furlong is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Edward possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Edward Furlong - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Edward Furlong does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Edward.
Others see Edward Furlong as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Furlong shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Edward Furlong usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Edward Furlong comes across as tolerant, broad-minded, and well educated or as a seasoned traveler. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Furlong is apt to have a significant, beneficial impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it.
In significant ways, Furlong's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way he presents himself. As a result of this inconsistency, Edward Furlong may be uncomfortable showing his instinctive responses and true feelings. He may put them aside and may even be ashamed of them.
When Edward Furlong is in an emotionally charged situation, those who do not know him well may be quite surprised at his reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept himself, so that he does not act as if his emotional needs and impulses did not count for very much.
He is likely to live in an unusual or somewhat restless environment. Edward Furlong needs his freedom and may be a bit inconsiderate and combative toward others at times. Edward has a strong desire to exceed his limits, even if it means having to use force.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/Pluto