approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Gerald's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Gerald Ford comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Gerald Ford - 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 Gerald Ford" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Gerald a little better. This page describes the disguise Ford wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Gerald Ford 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 Ford 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. Gerald does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Gerald Ford 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. Ford 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 Ford 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. Gerald Ford 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, Gerald 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. Gerald 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 Ford'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.
Gerald Ford 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. Ford 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.
He may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if he cannot sit still. Gerald Ford seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Gerald tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
Gerald Ford seems tolerant, broad-minded, and well-educated or as if he has traveled widely. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Ford is apt to have a significant impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it - a positive, encouraging one.
Gerald Ford has a strong need to influence others and to dominate his home or environment. He is likely to join associations with large groups of people and some of Ford's relationships will be very important to him and possibly affect his future.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Pluto/N. Node