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 Doane comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Edward Doane - 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 Doane" 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 Doane wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Edward Doane always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Doane will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Edward Doane has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Edward Doane also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Doane's environment is very important to Doane.
Doane steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Edward Doane tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Edward rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Edward Doane as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Doane has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Edward may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
Edward Doane is extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around him, and at times he can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for him, as Edward Doane tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever he is with. He may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person he is with the most.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Edward Doane which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Edward he is constantly scanning their inner motives, and he probably is. Doane sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and he may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which he perceives so clearly) against them. At times though, Edward Doane may be too suspicious and assigns negative intentions to innocent people. Edward should avoid looking always on the dark side.
Doane's intellect and his emotions are well balanced. Edward has the ability to manage his feelings superbly and have a cautious, adaptable and open way about him. Edward Doane likes to associate with the public and has an understanding for the "man on the street".
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Square Asc.
Pluto Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Mercury