approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ernest's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Ernest Borgnine comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ernest Borgnine - 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 Ernest Borgnine" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ernest a little better. This page describes the disguise Borgnine wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ernest Borgnine 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 Borgnine 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. Ernest does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Ernest Borgnine 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. Borgnine 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 Borgnine 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. Ernest Borgnine 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, Ernest 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. Ernest 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 Borgnine'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.
Ernest Borgnine 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. Borgnine 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.
His emotional responses, feelings, and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Ernest Borgnine 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 Borgnine may wish he was not so easy to read.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Ernest's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Ernest Borgnine also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Borgnine needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
Ernest Borgnine appears responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities which encourage others to take him seriously. He is unlikely to present himself as more than he is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Ernest Borgnine seemed mature for his age.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Square Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.