approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Harpo's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Harpo Marx comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Harpo 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 Harpo Marx" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Harpo 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 a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Harpo Marx will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Harpo has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Harpo Marx very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Marx is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Harpo Marx will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Marx's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Harpo Marx appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Marx is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Harpo possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Harpo Marx - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Harpo Marx does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Harpo.
Others see Harpo Marx as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Marx shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Harpo Marx usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Harpo Marx appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion, and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. Being overly concerned with appearances and surface beauty is possible; and if so, Harpo Marx may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
There is a certain intensity, charisma, or compelling attractiveness about Harpo Marx that may have little to do with his physical features. It is energy, a subtle sexuality that he emanates. Also, Marx tends to do everything wholeheartedly and with passion, which is quite fascinating to other people. His instincts and psychological perceptions about others are quite incisive.
Harpo Marx has a very congenial personality and is at peace and harmony with the world around him. His personal relationships tend to be very harmonious and Harpo is likely to find great satisfaction and fulfillment in love as well.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Pluto Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Venus/MC