approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Julian's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Julian McMahon comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Julian McMahon - 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 Julian McMahon" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Julian a little better. This page describes the disguise McMahon 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, Julian McMahon 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. Julian has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Julian McMahon very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, McMahon is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Julian McMahon will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes McMahon'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. Julian McMahon 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 McMahon is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Julian 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 Julian McMahon - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Julian McMahon 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 Julian.
Others see Julian McMahon as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face McMahon 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 Julian McMahon 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. Julian McMahon seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Julian tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
Julian McMahon has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Julian coax rather than coerce. However, if he does not get what he wants, Julian McMahon is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing for himself. McMahon seems to need others' approval first.
Julian McMahon has a tendency to live in a world of his own, a world that is likely to be far from reality. Julian wants to make a big impression, and with his dazzling personality he knows how to put on a brilliant show.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune