approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jim's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jim Bailey comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jim Bailey - 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 Jim Bailey" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jim a little better. This page describes the disguise Bailey 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, Jim Bailey 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. Jim has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Jim Bailey very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Bailey is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Jim Bailey will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Bailey'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. Jim Bailey 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 Bailey is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Jim 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 Jim Bailey - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Jim Bailey 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 Jim.
Others see Jim Bailey as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Bailey 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 Jim Bailey usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Jim Bailey 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, Jim Bailey may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Jim Bailey seems tolerant, broad-minded, and well-educated or as if he has traveled widely. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Bailey is apt to have a significant impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it - a positive, encouraging one.
In significant ways, Bailey's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way he presents himself. As a result of this inconsistency, Jim Bailey may be uncomfortable showing his instinctive responses and true feelings. He may put them aside, maybe even be ashamed of them.
When Jim Bailey is in an emotionally charged situation, those who do not know him well may be quite surprised at his reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept himself, so that he does not act as if his emotional needs and impulses did not count for very much.
He may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally Jim Bailey does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be Jim's role to shake things up a bit and he may not be entirely comfortable with this himself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.