approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Kirk's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Kirk Douglas comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Kirk Douglas - 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 Kirk Douglas" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Kirk a little better. This page describes the disguise Douglas wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, he is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Kirk Douglas is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. He is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Douglas sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and he wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to his community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Kirk's whole outlook and approach to life. He is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only his own personal well-being.
Sometimes he may overlook or ignore his own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to his ideals of how one should feel or act. Though he has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Kirk Douglas himself is sometimes dogmatic about his beliefs and ideologies.
He is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and he is eclectic and cosmopolitan in his tastes. He may consider himself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Kirk Douglas is strongly influenced by his peer group and the flavor of the times in which he grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. He is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Kirk Douglas is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Douglas probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Douglas' relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Kirk Douglas as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Kirk does not often show his emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for he tends to be very rational.
Kirk Douglas is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Kirk Douglas is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Kirk Douglas needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Douglas' work or outside social activities.
Kirk Douglas seems like a loner or isolationist at times, and it may be difficult to get to know him or form close friendships with him. To others, Kirk may appear standoffish, as if he judges them from afar.
He may seem to others to be very gentle, malleable, and easily taken in. As a result, people can take advantage of Kirk Douglas, especially through his pity or sympathy. If Kirk seems to be continually disappointed by or deceived by others, he should try to see how his own naiveté may be contributing to these situations.
Kirk Douglas has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, Kirk will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Douglas can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Opposition Asc.
Neptune Opposition Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.