approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Lord Bulwer-Lytton's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Edward Bulwer-Lytton comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Edward Bulwer-Lytton - 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 Bulwer-Lytton" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Lord Bulwer-Lytton a little better. This page describes the disguise 1st Baron Lytton wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Lord Bulwer-Lytton has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. 1st Baron Lytton tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to 1st Baron Lytton.
1st Baron Lytton approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Edward Bulwer-Lytton is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Lord Bulwer-Lytton's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Lord Bulwer-Lytton and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Edward Bulwer-Lytton empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Edward Bulwer-Lytton is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Edward Bulwer-Lytton communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Lord Bulwer-Lytton never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
He is impressionable, sympathetic, and responsive to the emotional tone and atmosphere around him. Edward Bulwer-Lytton harmonizes, blends, and adapts himself to other people. Often he is rather quiet, just listening and feeling. He is subtle and knows when to keep silent and wait. Lord Bulwer-Lytton acts instinctively, sensing and intuiting when the time is right for action.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton 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 Bulwer-Lytton may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
1st Baron Lytton projects a feeling of broad-mindedness, generosity, and beneficence, a sense that he is someone others should listen to and treat with respect. Because Edward Bulwer-Lytton generally makes such a favorable impression on people, many doors are open to him, and he may appear to be somewhat luckier than other people. This is primarily due to the confidence that Edward Bulwer-Lytton emanates.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton seems to float between the world of illusion and reality and prefers to live in the former. Somewhat insecure and uncertain, he may try to avoid responsibility. His ideas tend to be a bit strange and Edward Bulwer-Lytton should guard against pursuing the wrong objectives.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Conjunct Asc.
Venus Square Asc.
Jupiter Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Neptune/MC