approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Graham's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Graham Chapman comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Graham Chapman - 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 Graham Chapman" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Graham a little better. This page describes the disguise Chapman wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Graham Chapman frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Chapman, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. Graham does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others Graham Chapman seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Graham dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Chapman likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Graham Chapman respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Chapman's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Graham Chapman has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Graham Chapman spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in him. Graham exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Chapman shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Graham Chapman comes across as tolerant, broad-minded, and well educated or as a seasoned traveler. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Chapman is apt to have a significant, beneficial impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it.
To others, Graham Chapman appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Graham that inspired people to rely on him. Chapman keeps his cool in most situations.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Graham that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Graham Chapman may be on the surface, he is also a force to be reckoned with. Graham has causes, passions or desires that drive him and when one of these is aroused Chapman is quite zealous in his pursuit or defense of it.
Graham Chapman has a loving and kind-hearted personality and he loves other people. Chapman can readily express his love and affection and others show their affection for Chapman. Graham probably had a safe and secure childhood and was allowed to make friendships early in life.
He is discrete, tactful and adaptable, and has the ability to create a beautiful environment. Graham Chapman has a knack for entertaining people and appreciates pleasing manners and proper behavior when he is with others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Venus
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Venus