approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Marcus' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Marcus Camby comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Marcus Camby - 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 Marcus Camby" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Marcus a little better. This page describes the disguise Camby wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Marcus Camby appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Marcus has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Camby tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Camby.
Camby approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Marcus Camby is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Marcus' thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Marcus and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Marcus Camby empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Marcus Camby is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Marcus Camby communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Marcus never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Marcus Camby which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Marcus is constantly monitoring their inner motives, and he probably is. Camby sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and he may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which he perceives so clearly) against them. At times, however, Marcus Camby may be too suspicious and assign negative intentions to innocent people. Marcus should avoid always looking on the dark side.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Marcus' manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Moreover, Marcus Camby also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Camby needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
There is a receptive, elusive quality to Marcus' personality. Camby can be difficult to pin down, difficult to know, something of a mystery. At times Marcus Camby may feel frustrated because he feels that he is not being perceived very clearly, that he does not make a powerful impression, that he is easily overlooked or discounted. If he does not wish to be "invisible", Camby must make some effort to define and clarify - both for himself and for the rest of the world - who Marcus Camby is. On the other hand, Marcus Camby may purposely create illusions about himself with the intent to deceive - or entertain - others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Square Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Neptune Quincunx Asc.