approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jamie's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jamie Oliver comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jamie Oliver - 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 Jamie Oliver" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jamie a little better. This page describes the disguise Oliver wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Jamie Oliver always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Oliver will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Jamie Oliver has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Jamie Oliver also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Oliver's environment is very important to Oliver.
Oliver steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Jamie Oliver tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Jamie rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Jamie Oliver as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Oliver has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Jamie may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Jamie Oliver has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Jamie Oliver often does not get the full recognition he wishes for.
Jamie Oliver appears sympathetic and approachable. Because he uses his feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that Oliver understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Jamie Oliver really wants people to know how he feels, and their care and support are very important to him.
Jamie Oliver appears to be unusual, highly independent, and a free spirit. There is a touch of brilliance, of the creative genius, in his manner. He is also restless and easily distracted, tending to fly from one thing to another, which may give the impression that Oliver is unreliable.
Jamie often comes across to others more abruptly or even antagonistically than is necessary to achieve his aims. And naturally if people perceive that he is trying to compete with them or run them over, some of them will put up a lot of resistance to Jamie Oliver and his objectives. Oliver might be more successful if he tones himself down a bit and shows some consideration, without completely sacrificing his own needs and wants.
Oliver would like to embrace the whole world and is everyone's favorite. Very impressionable, Jamie Oliver has an inner feeling for others and can easily establish relationships with everyone. He is likely to have a busy social life and also enjoys working in group activities.
Jamie Oliver seems to float between the worlds and prefers to live in a world of illusion rather than reality. Somewhat insecure and uncertain, he may try to avoid responsibility. His ideas tend to be a bit strange and Jamie Oliver should guard against pursuing the wrong objectives.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Mars Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/N. Node
Asc. Opposition Neptune/MC