approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Gene's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Gene Markey comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Gene Markey - 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 Gene Markey" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Gene a little better. This page describes the disguise Markey wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Gene Markey 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. Gene 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. Markey tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Markey.
Markey 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, Gene Markey 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 Gene'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 Gene 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. Gene Markey empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Gene Markey 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. Gene Markey communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Gene never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
His emotional responses, feelings and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Gene Markey could come across as rather moody and fickle. On the other hand, he is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in him. At times Markey may wish he were not so easy to read.
Gene Markey appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. He may be overly concerned with appearances and superficial beauty, in which case Gene Markey may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Gene Markey is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Gene radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Markey would like to embrace the whole world and is everyone's favorite. Gene Markey is very impressionable, has an inner feeling for others and can easily establish relationships with everyone. He is likely to have a busy social life and also enjoys working in group activities.
He may feel that personal relationships are interfering with the pursuit of his goals and chooses to lead a life on his own. But at the same time Gene Markey often may feel lonely and alienated by others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Square Asc.
Venus Square Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/N. Node
Asc. Opposition Saturn/MC