approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Gary's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Gary Oldman comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Gary Oldman - 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 Gary Oldman" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Gary a little better. This page describes the disguise Oldman wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Gary Oldman 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. Gary 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. Oldman tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Oldman.
Oldman 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, Gary Oldman 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 Gary'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 Gary 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. Gary Oldman empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Gary Oldman 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. Gary Oldman communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Gary never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Oldman may well have been discouraged from freely expressing himself. Moreover, he may be seriously inhibited by an overemphasis on being acceptable, conforming to certain standards and expectations, and generally not getting out of line.
Gary Oldman has a sympathetic understanding of others and the ability to see through people. He is very sensitive and his emotional state depends a lot on the influence of his immediate surroundings and relationships. For this reason, others may see Gary as a somewhat unstable person.
Gary has good organization skills and he knows how to arrange everything skillfully. Happy in teamwork and adept at negotiating, he can lead successful business meetings. Gary Oldman can easily obtain all the information he needs in order to make the best deal.
He is very receptive to the influence of his environment, giving other people a chance to exploit or use him. Gary Oldman has the ability to tune into the events around him, but he also should be careful not to overreact to the intentions of others.
Gary Oldman loves children and young people and is likely to provide an intellectually stimulating environment for them. Oldman is inclined to lead an active social life and establishing relationships with others comes easy to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Neptune
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Jupiter
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Neptune
Asc. Opposition Mercury/N. Node