approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Lew's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Lew Ayres comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Lew Ayres - 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 Lew Ayres" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Lew a little better. This page describes the disguise Ayres 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, Lew Ayres 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. Lew has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Lew Ayres very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Ayres is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Lew Ayres will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Ayres' politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Lew Ayres 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 Ayres is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Lew 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 Lew Ayres - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Lew Ayres 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 Lew.
Others see Lew Ayres as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Ayres 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 Lew Ayres usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Lew Ayres 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, Lew may appear standoffish, as if he were judging them from afar.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, Lew Ayres has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Lew Ayres often does not get the full recognition he yearns for.
He may come across as a bit scattered, nervous or restless, as if unable to sit still. Lew Ayres seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Lew tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind soothing.
Lew Ayres 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. Lew coaxes rather than coerces. However, if he does not get what he wants, Lew Ayres is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing it for himself. Ayres seems to need others' approval first.
Ayres has a well developed personality and tends to base his relationships with others on a more personal level. Lew Ayres is inclined to seek intellectual relationships and also has a strong desire for soul-unions.
He is likely to live in an unusual or somewhat restless environment. Lew Ayres needs his freedom and may be a bit inconsiderate and combative toward others at times. Lew has a strong desire to exceed his limits, even if it means having to use force.
Ayres strongly resents daily routine and is always ready and willing to challenge life. Responding quickly to people around him, Lew Ayres spontaneously connects with them and tends to become stimulated through them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Opposition Asc.
Sun Square Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/MC
Asc. Opposition Uranus/Pluto
Asc. Opposition Uranus/N. Node