approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Groucho's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Groucho Marx comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Groucho Marx - 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 Groucho Marx" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Groucho a little better. This page describes the disguise Marx wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Marx's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Groucho Marx wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Groucho Marx wants, Groucho Marx usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Groucho wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Groucho Marx functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Groucho Marx usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Marx approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Groucho Marx also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Marx. When Groucho Marx commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Groucho Marx is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Groucho Marx as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Groucho Marx also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Groucho Marx appears responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities which encourage others to take him seriously. He is unlikely to present himself as more than he is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Groucho Marx seemed mature for his age.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Groucho that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Groucho Marx may be on the surface, he is also a force to be reckoned with. Groucho has causes, passions, or desires that drive him and when one of these is aroused Marx is quite zealous in his pursuit or defense of it.
He is charming and friendly to everyone, but may prefer more superficial and frequently changing relationships with people rather than steady and lasting friendships. Some of his meetings with others could come about suddenly.
He is very sociable, has a harmonious disposition, and is able to have happy relationships with people in his environment. His eternal optimism brings Groucho Marx the affinity of many people with whom he will have many joyful experiences.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/MC