Franky Van Der Elst
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Franky's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Franky Van Der Elst comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Franky Van Der Elst - 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 Franky Van Der Elst" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Franky a little better. This page describes the disguise Van Der Elst wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Franky Van Der Elst is always questioning and learning, and he seems young and alive no matter what his chronological age, for his mind is always alert, curious, flexible, and open to new experiences. Franky Van Der Elst has a childlike enthusiasm for anything new and he learns easily, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Van Der Elst can be somewhat of a scatterbrain, for he tends to have so many ideas and irons in the fire that it is hard to keep track of them all. He needs and craves variety, change, mental stimulation, and an active social life.
Articulate, clever, often funny and witty, he is always a refreshing and interesting conversationalist. Franky Van Der Elst enjoys meeting and interacting with a variety of different people. He is friendly, flirtatious, and charming in a playful way, and no matter how badly he may be feeling, Franky never comes across as melancholic or somber. He may seem frivolous to other, more serious souls. Franky Van Der Elst has a sense of humor and a sense of perspective that prevent him from taking himself or life too seriously. In fact, Van Der Elst may seem flippant or unconcerned about matters that others consider very important.
In general, Franky Van Der Elst responds to life mentally and objectively rather than emotionally, and he may not empathize with people very much. Franky does not like to be weighed down with too much responsibility or with others' emotional burdens. Furthermore, if he cannot fully grasp something with his reason and logic, Van Der Elst will often choose to ignore it, including his own and other people's irrational feelings, desires, and needs.
Consistency and reliability are not great virtues of Van Der Elst's and his life is apt to be full of changes and movement due to his restlessness. Franky Van Der Elst becomes nervous and fidgety if things are not moving quickly enough. He is interested in what is current and up-to-date, the newest trends in thought or style.
His gifts are a quick mind, verbal facility, a flair for language, social sophistication and polish, the ability to communicate, converse, and build bridges between people and between ideas. Franky Van Der Elst tends to become an incessant chatterbox or gossip if he does not have work or other activities that utilize his mental, verbal, and social skills.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Franky Van Der Elst which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Franky is constantly monitoring their inner motives, and he probably is. Van Der Elst 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, however, Franky Van Der Elst may be too suspicious and assign negative intentions to innocent people. Franky should avoid always looking on the dark side.
Franky Van Der Elst comes across as tolerant, broad-minded, and well educated or as a seasoned traveler. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Van Der Elst is apt to have a significant, beneficial impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it.
To others, Franky Van Der Elst appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Franky that inspired people to rely on him. Van Der Elst keeps his cool in most situations.
In significant ways, Van Der Elst's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way he presents himself. As a result of this inconsistency, Franky Van Der Elst may be uncomfortable showing his instinctive responses and true feelings. He may put them aside and may even be ashamed of them.
When Franky Van Der Elst 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.
Van Der Elst is charming and very affectionate, and he expresses his feelings vivaciously. Love comes naturally to Franky Van Der Elst; he seems to be tuned into love from head to toe. Franky loves to go out and have a good time and little gestures of adoration are important to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Square Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Mars