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 Reed comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Lou Reed - 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 Reed" 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 Reed wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Lou Reed is always questioning and learning, and he seems young and alive no matter what his chronological age, for his mind is always alert, curious, flexible, and open to new experiences. Lou Reed has a childlike enthusiasm for anything new and he learns easily, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Reed can be somewhat of a scatterbrain, for he tends to have so many ideas and irons in the fire that it is hard to keep track of them all. He needs and craves variety, change, mental stimulation, and an active social life.
Articulate, clever, often funny and witty, he is always a refreshing and interesting conversationalist. Lou Reed enjoys meeting and interacting with a variety of different people. He is friendly, flirtatious, and charming in a playful way, and no matter how badly he may be feeling, Lou never comes across as melancholic or somber. He may seem frivolous to other, more serious souls. Lou Reed has a sense of humor and a sense of perspective that prevent him from taking himself or life too seriously. In fact, Reed may seem flippant or unconcerned about matters that others consider very important.
In general, Lou Reed responds to life mentally and objectively rather than emotionally, and he may not empathize with people very much. Lou does not like to be weighed down with too much responsibility or with others' emotional burdens. Furthermore, if he cannot fully grasp something with his reason and logic, Reed will often choose to ignore it, including his own and other people's irrational feelings, desires, and needs.
Consistency and reliability are not great virtues of Reed's and his life is apt to be full of changes and movement due to his restlessness. Lou Reed becomes nervous and fidgety if things are not moving quickly enough. He is interested in what is current and up-to-date, the newest trends in thought or style.
His gifts are a quick mind, verbal facility, a flair for language, social sophistication and polish, the ability to communicate, converse, and build bridges between people and between ideas. Lou Reed tends to become an incessant chatterbox or gossip if he does not have work or other activities that utilize his mental, verbal, and social skills.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Lou's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Lou Reed also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Reed needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Trine Asc.