approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Joe's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Joe Louis comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Joe Louis - 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 Joe Louis" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Joe a little better. This page describes the disguise Louis wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Joe Louis appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Joe has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Louis tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Louis.
Louis approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Joe Louis is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Joe's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Joe and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Joe Louis empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Joe Louis is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Joe Louis communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Joe never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
The effect of his childhood experiences, and the beliefs and attitudes Joe learned while young, are clearly apparent in his demeanor. All is well on the surface, but when trouble arises, Joe Louis seems childish and needy. When he is in calmer waters, he appears to have a vulnerable, trusting nature that brings out the mothering instinct in others.
He may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally Joe Louis 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 Joe's role to shake things up a bit and he may not be entirely comfortable with this himself.
Louis is charming and very affectionate, and he expresses his feelings vivaciously. Love comes naturally to Joe Louis; he seems to be tuned into love from head to toe. Joe loves to go out and have a good time and little gestures of adoration are important to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Opposition Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Mars