approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Havelock's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Havelock Ellis comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Havelock Ellis - 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 Havelock Ellis" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Havelock a little better. This page describes the disguise Ellis wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, he is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Havelock Ellis is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. He is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Ellis sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and he wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to his community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Havelock's whole outlook and approach to life. He is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only his own personal well-being.
Sometimes he may overlook or ignore his own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to his ideals of how one should feel or act. Though he has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Havelock Ellis himself is sometimes dogmatic about his beliefs and ideologies.
He is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and he is eclectic and cosmopolitan in his tastes. He may consider himself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Havelock Ellis is strongly influenced by his peer group and the flavor of the times in which he grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. He is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Havelock Ellis is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Ellis probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Ellis' relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Havelock Ellis as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Havelock does not often show his emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for he tends to be very rational.
Havelock Ellis is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Havelock Ellis is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Havelock Ellis needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Ellis' work or outside social activities.
Havelock Ellis seems quirky, unusual, offbeat and "different". Sometimes it seems that he is trying to provoke people and upset the status quo just by being himself. Ellis tends to be restless, excitable, and somewhat ungrounded or nervous as well.
Havelock Ellis 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. Havelock coax rather than coerce. However, if he does not get what he wants, Havelock Ellis is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing for himself. Ellis seems to need others' approval first.
He is likely to acquire a very powerful position and will gain public recognition for his efforts. Havelock Ellis may even achieve a degree of celebrity in his sphere and would make an excellent politician.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Square Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct MC/Pluto