Francis Ford Coppola
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Francis' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Francis Ford Coppola comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Francis Ford Coppola - 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 Francis Ford Coppola" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Francis a little better. This page describes the disguise Coppola wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Francis Ford Coppola frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Coppola, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. Francis does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others Francis Ford Coppola seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Francis dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Coppola likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Francis Ford Coppola respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Coppola's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Francis Ford Coppola has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Francis Ford Coppola spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in him. Francis exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Coppola shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
He is forceful and energetic and goes for what he wants quite aggressively. He is a doer and an achiever and has a positive "I can" attitude. He may run over people and stir up opposition and conflict because Francis Ford Coppola tends to be very self-centered, or simply oblivious to the needs and intentions of others.
He may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Francis Ford Coppola seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Francis tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
Francis Ford Coppola has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Francis coaxes rather than coerces. However, if he does not get what he wants, Francis Ford Coppola is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing it for himself. Coppola seems to need others' approval first.
Francis Ford Coppola has a kind and loving nature and he radiates friendliness and warmth wherever he goes. Because of his obliging and cordial manner, Coppola is likely to have many harmonious relationships with others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Conjunct Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Venus/N. Node