approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Joseph's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Joseph Kennedy comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Joseph Kennedy - 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 Kennedy" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Joseph a little better. This page describes the disguise Kennedy 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 Kennedy 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 has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Joseph Kennedy very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Kennedy is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Joseph Kennedy will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Kennedy'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 Kennedy 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 Kennedy is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Joseph 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 Kennedy - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Joseph Kennedy 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.
Others see Joseph Kennedy as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Kennedy 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 Kennedy usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness and nonjudgmental acceptance about Joseph Kennedy which draws people in need to him. Because he has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Joseph is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Joseph Kennedy needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
There is a certain intensity, charisma or compelling attractiveness about Joseph Kennedy that may have little to do with his physical features. It is energy, a subtle sexuality that he emanates. Moreover, Kennedy tends to do everything wholeheartedly and with passion, which is quite fascinating to other people. His instincts and psychological perceptions about others are quite incisive.
Joseph Kennedy has a dynamic personality and great ability to improvise, but he is likely to surprise, perplex or confuse people in his relationships constantly. His somewhat eccentric, impulsive and hasty actions could lead to accidents if he is not careful.
Joseph Kennedy tends to think of work as a hard and necessary chore and he may feel that he has little freedom of movement because of pressure caused by his surroundings. Kennedy is likely to feel hemmed in and considers dealing with others quite burdensome.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Trine Asc.
Pluto Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Saturn