approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Kim's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Kim Philby comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Kim Philby - 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 Kim Philby" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Kim a little better. This page describes the disguise H.A.R. Philby wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Kim Philby has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and his two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though he may, on occasion, have his head in the clouds). Others often see H.A.R. Philby as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. He is, in fact, amazingly consistent for he possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to his regular routine. Kim does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Kim Philby is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. He follows his own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before he feels sure about it. H.A.R. Philby can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. He will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something he does not want to do.
When H.A.R. Philby has a purpose, he is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. His obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make him flare up or respond to their anger. Kim Philby appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind his easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Kim often wins simply due to his relentless persistence and his ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for his reluctance to make changes is his very strong need for security. Kim is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and he also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of his own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of H.A.R. Philby's hankering for permanence is that he easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Kim Philby has a keen appreciation of the natural world and he derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. He is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and he knows how to enjoy himself. H.A.R. Philby is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. He is also a great lover of beauty and his tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
He is impressionable, sympathetic, and responsive to the emotional tone and atmosphere around him. Kim Philby harmonizes, blends, and adapts himself to other people. Often he is rather quiet, just listening and feeling. He is subtle and knows when to keep silent and wait. Kim acts instinctively, sensing and intuiting when the time is right for action.
Along with his steady persistence, Kim Philby has an abundance of energy and a strong drive to accomplish his goals in life. In fact he is quite a bulldozer, doggedly forging ahead and pushing aside any obstacles in his path. Many times he is oblivious to others' needs and intentions, and he may run over people in the pursuit of his own desires.
His desire to love and to be loved is very much apparent, very much on the surface, and Kim Philby is known for his personal charm and affectionate nature. He may also seem overly dependent on others' approval and appreciation of him.
Kim Philby appears to be liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual, or off the beaten track arouses his interest. H.A.R. Philby infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Kim Philby does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
Kim Philby 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.
The initial impression H.A.R. Philby makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way Kim thinks and his true opinions are not always readily apparent. Kim Philby 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, Kim Philby 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.
Kim has strong leadership qualities and finds it natural to take charge of his family environment. He throws himself wholeheartedly into all his affairs, does not like others to make demands on him, but Kim Philby will willingly give of his in most situations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Conjunct Asc.
Mars Conjunct Ascendant in Taurus
Venus Opposition Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Mercury Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Mars