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 Cooper comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Gary Cooper - 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 Cooper" 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 Cooper wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Gary Cooper 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 Cooper 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. Gary does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Gary Cooper 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. Cooper 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 Cooper 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. Gary Cooper 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, Gary 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. Gary 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 Cooper'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.
Gary Cooper 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. Cooper 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.
At times his feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and a too-forceful approach get Gary into trouble. Gary Cooper tends to take offense when none was intended. He may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Gary Cooper needs to moderate his temper to avoid constant irritation with those in his environment.
In significant ways, Cooper's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way he presents himself. As a result of this inconsistency, Gary Cooper may be uncomfortable showing his instinctive responses and true feelings. He may put them aside, maybe even be ashamed of them.
When Gary Cooper 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.
Gary Cooper has a hypnotizing effect on people in his surroundings and others see him as someone with extraordinary capabilities. Gary has a strong desire to mentally dominate his relationships, and with his ability to out-talk anyone, he can sway them to his opinions.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Square Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Pluto