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 Simmons comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Gene Simmons - 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 Simmons" 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 Simmons wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Gene Simmons meets life head on and throws himself into new experiences with zest and enthusiasm. He is direct, straightforward, assertive, and usually completely aboveboard in all his dealings. Candid and incapable of guile, insincerity or phoniness, Gene projects a confident and sometimes arrogant façade to others. He often lacks tact and sensitivity, and can be completely oblivious to others' needs, and inadvertently selfish. Simmons is self-reliant and does not depend upon social approval and reinforcement as much as other people do. He likes to be original and does not mind doing it alone. Gene Simmons may feel that he does not fit into groups very well and that he does not naturally blend in and cooperate with others. He likes to be either a leader or a loner.
Simmons is a doer and thrives on freedom, challenge, and activity. He tends to think in clear, black and white terms, and to be somewhat simplistic in his outlook, which enables Gene to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Gene Simmons feels such a sense of urgency and excitement about it that he will often forge ahead and try to implement it in a rather bold but poorly planned and crudely executed way. Patience and careful attention to details are not Simmons' forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Gene Simmons it is far better to make mistakes than to play it safe and never try.
He is scornful of what he sees as weakness or passivity in others and also of the human tendency to imitate and follow. Gene Simmons is not a follower. Others see Gene as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Simmons presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
His desire to love and to be loved is very much apparent, very much on the surface, and Gene Simmons is known for his personal charm and affectionate nature. He may also seem overly dependent on others' approval and appreciation of him.
He may seem to others to be very gentle, malleable, and easily taken in. As a result, people can take advantage of Gene Simmons, especially through his pity or sympathy. If Gene seems to be continually disappointed by or deceived by others, he should try to see how his own naiveté may be contributing to these situations.
Simmons may well have been discouraged from freely expressing himself, and an overemphasis on being acceptable, conforming to certain standards and expectations, and generally not getting out of line is apt to inhibit Gene quite a bit.
Gene Simmons seems to enjoy projecting himself differently to others than he really is, giving them a false impression of himself. He is inclined to associate with odd and peculiar people and is likely to have very strange romantic relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Opposition Asc.
Neptune Opposition Asc.
Saturn Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/Neptune