approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Kenneth's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Kenneth Branagh comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Kenneth Branagh - 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 Kenneth Branagh" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Kenneth a little better. This page describes the disguise Branagh wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Kenneth Branagh 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. Kenneth 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. Branagh tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Branagh.
Branagh 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, Kenneth Branagh 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 Kenneth'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 Kenneth 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. Kenneth Branagh empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Kenneth Branagh 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. Kenneth Branagh communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Kenneth never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
The initial impression Branagh makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way Kenneth thinks and his true opinions are not always readily apparent. Kenneth Branagh may try to clothe his ideas and thoughts in terms that tend to mute them rather than clarify them. For instance, he may have a very definite, unambiguous opinion, but state it in such a gentle, tactful manner that it seems that he does not believe it as vigorously as he does. This creates miscommunication or misunderstandings at times. On another level, Kenneth Branagh tends to become scattered and nervous when he is out of balance. He needs clarity and order in his environment to be at his finest.
The way Kenneth Branagh comes across to others, particularly on first impression, tends to conceal certain important aspects of his. Specifically, what gives Kenneth pleasure, how he likes to give and receive affection, and what he seeks in friendship or love relationships are not at all apparent from Branagh's outward demeanor. Kenneth Branagh seems to send mixed signals, and this can create a bit of confusion for the people who are interested in getting close to him or knowing him on more than a superficial level.
Others may see Kenneth as a cool, reserved and unapproachable person, perhaps as a result of his conservative and stern upbringing. Kenneth Branagh could feel that no one understands him and tends to isolate himself from others.
He is discrete, tactful and adaptable, and has the ability to create a beautiful environment. Kenneth Branagh has a knack for entertaining people and appreciates pleasing manners and proper behavior when he is with others.
Kenneth Branagh seems to float between the worlds and prefers to live in a world of illusion rather than reality. Somewhat insecure and uncertain, he may try to avoid responsibility. His ideas tend to be a bit strange and Kenneth Branagh should guard against pursuing the wrong objectives.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Quincunx Asc.
Venus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Saturn
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Venus
Asc. Opposition Neptune/MC