approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Joseph Jackson's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Joseph "Joe" Jackson comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Joseph "Joe" Jackson - 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 Joseph "Joe" Jackson" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Joseph Jackson a little better. This page describes the disguise Joe Jackson 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, Joseph "Joe" Jackson 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. Joseph Jackson has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Joseph "Joe" Jackson very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Joe Jackson is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Joseph "Joe" Jackson will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Joe Jackson'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. Joseph "Joe" Jackson 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 Joe Jackson is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Joseph Jackson 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 Joseph "Joe" Jackson - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Joseph "Joe" Jackson 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 Joseph Jackson.
Others see Joseph "Joe" Jackson as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Joe Jackson 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 Joseph "Joe" Jackson usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
He may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if he cannot sit still. Joseph "Joe" Jackson seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Joseph Jackson tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
Joseph "Joe" Jackson appears responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities which encourage others to take him seriously. He is unlikely to present himself as more than he is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Joseph "Joe" Jackson seemed mature for his age.
Joseph "Joe" Jackson tends to blend in with and take on the characteristics of the people in his surroundings, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of his own. He may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe", and enjoy trying on different personalities at different times.
In significant ways, Joe Jackson's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way he presents himself. As a result of this inconsistency, Joseph "Joe" Jackson may be uncomfortable showing his instinctive responses and true feelings. He may put them aside, maybe even be ashamed of them.
When Joseph "Joe" Jackson 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.
His family conditions may have been a bit oppressive, adding a note of gravity to Joseph Jackson's personality. Somewhat insecure, Joseph "Joe" Jackson may feel that others restrain him. He has doubts about mankind in general and a fear of failure.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/Neptune