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 Abbey comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Edward Abbey - 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 Abbey" 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 Abbey wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Edward Abbey 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 Abbey 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. Edward does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Edward Abbey 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. Abbey 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 Abbey 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. Edward Abbey 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, Edward 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. Edward 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 Abbey'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.
Edward Abbey 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. Abbey 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.
Edward Abbey appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. He may be overly concerned with appearances and superficial beauty, in which case Edward Abbey may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Edward Abbey 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 Edward Abbey 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.
Edward Abbey 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 Abbey is unreliable.
In significant ways, Abbey's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way he presents himself. As a result of this inconsistency, Edward Abbey may be uncomfortable showing his instinctive responses and true feelings. He may put them aside and may even be ashamed of them.
When Edward Abbey 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Neptune Square Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.