approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Georges' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Georges Bataille comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Georges Bataille - 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 Georges Bataille" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Georges a little better. This page describes the disguise Bataille wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Georges Bataille is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Georges tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Bataille's way of dealing with problems.
Georges Bataille may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Bataille's emotional balance and well-being.
Georges Bataille is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Georges Bataille probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Bataille's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Bataille, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Bataille's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Bataille will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Georges Bataille overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Bataille's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Georges through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Bataille's more rational friends. Georges Bataille certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Georges Bataille has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Georges Bataille to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
He is impressionable, sympathetic, and responsive to the emotional tone and atmosphere around him. Georges Bataille harmonizes, blends, and adapts himself to other people. Often he is rather quiet, just listening and feeling. He is subtle and knows when to keep silent and wait. Georges acts instinctively, sensing and intuiting when the time is right for action.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Georges Bataille which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Georges he is constantly scanning their inner motives, and he probably is. Bataille 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 though, Georges Bataille may be too suspicious and assigns negative intentions to innocent people. Georges should avoid looking always on the dark side.
The way Georges Bataille comes across to others, particularly on first impression, tends to conceal certain important aspects of his. Specifically, what gives Georges pleasure, how he likes to give and receive affection, and what he seeks in friendship or love relationships are not at all apparent from Bataille's outward demeanor. Georges Bataille seems to send mixed signals, and this can create a bit of confusion for the people who are interested in getting close to him or knowing him on more than a superficial level.
Georges often comes across to others more abruptly or even antagonistically than is necessary to achieve his aims. And naturally if people perceive that he is trying to compete with them or run them over, some of them will put up a lot of resistance to Georges Bataille and his objectives. Bataille might be more successful if he tones himself down a bit and shows some consideration, without completely sacrificing his own needs and wants.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Conjunct Asc.
Pluto Square Asc.
Venus Quincunx Asc.
Mars Quincunx Asc.