approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Gil's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Gil Gerard comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Gil Gerard - 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 Gil Gerard" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Gil a little better. This page describes the disguise Gerard wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Gil Gerard 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, Gil 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. Gerard 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. Gil Gerard 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.
Gerard 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 Gil to act in a very decisive and self-assured manner. When inspired by an idea, Gil Gerard 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 Gerard's forte. However, he never accepts defeat and will experience brilliant and unprecedented successes and discoveries, as well as painful failures. To Gil Gerard 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. Gil Gerard is not a follower. Others see Gil as a strong individual and perhaps brash and brazen as well. Gerard presents a strong front to the world and generally does not allow others to see his vulnerable or insecure side.
Gil Gerard has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, Gil will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Gerard can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Gil Gerard appears sympathetic and approachable. Because he uses his feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that Gerard understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Gil Gerard really wants people to know how he feels, and their care and support are very important to him.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Gil Gerard is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Gil radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Gil Gerard has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Gil coax rather than coerce. However, if he does not get what he wants, Gil Gerard is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing for himself. Gerard seems to need others' approval first.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Square Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.