approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Lou's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Lou Adler comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Lou Adler - 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 Lou Adler" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Lou a little better. This page describes the disguise Adler wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Lou Adler is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Lou tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Adler's way of dealing with problems.
Lou Adler may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Adler's emotional balance and well-being.
Lou Adler is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Lou Adler probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Adler's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Adler, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Adler's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Adler will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Lou Adler overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Adler's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Lou through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Adler's more rational friends. Lou Adler certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Lou Adler has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Lou Adler to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Lou Adler has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Lou Adler often does not get the full recognition he wishes for.
There is a certain intensity, charisma, or compelling attractiveness about Lou Adler that may have little to do with his physical features. It is energy, a subtle sexuality that he emanates. Also, Adler tends to do everything wholeheartedly and with passion, which is quite fascinating to other people. His instincts and psychological perceptions about others are quite incisive.
He is assertive and bold. Lou Adler is willing to be the first person to speak up and make his position known, and to strike out on his own if necessary. Lou generally gets along better with men than with women because his approach is quite direct and sometimes tactless and insensitive as well. He can be a bit too forceful. However, Lou Adler's boldness is his calling card, and most people feels that he can at least be trusted to be honest with them.
At times his desire to impress other people, to be important, or to be popular may make Adler does things that go against his better judgment. Even Lou's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, seen as pompousness or interference. Lou Adler needs to be aware of his tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Pluto Trine Asc.
Mars Sextile Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.