Martin Luther King
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Martin's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Martin Luther King comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Martin Luther King - 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 Martin Luther King" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Martin a little better. This page describes the disguise King wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Martin Luther King has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and his two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though he may, on occasion, have his head in the clouds). Others often see King as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. He is, in fact, amazingly consistent for he possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to his regular routine. Martin does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Martin Luther King is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. He follows his own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before he feels sure about it. King can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. He will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something he does not want to do.
When King has a purpose, he is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. His obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make him flare up or respond to their anger. Martin Luther King appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind his easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Martin often wins simply due to his relentless persistence and his ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for his reluctance to make changes is his very strong need for security. Martin is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and he also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of his own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of King's hankering for permanence is that he easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Martin Luther King has a keen appreciation of the natural world and he derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. He is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and he knows how to enjoy himself. King is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. He is also a great lover of beauty and his tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
He may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if he cannot sit still. Martin Luther King seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Martin tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
Martin Luther King 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. Martin coax rather than coerce. However, if he does not get what he wants, Martin Luther King is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing for himself. King seems to need others' approval first.
Martin has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes elements in life. He may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Martin's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
It could be hard for Martin Luther King to hold his ground and he may be taken advantage of easily. King displays little strength or force to others and may be quick to resign, despite having many longings, hopes, and wishes for the future.
Martin Luther King has a strong desire to build an image of his that captivates everyone around him, and with his attractive and fascinating personality, he has the ability to influence many people. Martin is likely to have some unusual love affairs.
Quite excitable and very impatient, Martin Luther King is ready for a fight in a flash. Because of his impulsive and rash behavior, King also tends to be accident-prone. Everything Martin Luther King does has to be done in a hurry and he expects the same of people in his surroundings.
His pleasant and friendly disposition enables Martin Luther King to come in quick personal relationships with other people. He enjoys social functions and has a harmonious relationship to his environment.
Martin Luther King seems to float between the worlds and prefers to live in a world of illusion rather than reality. Somewhat insecure and uncertain, he may try to avoid responsibility. His ideas tend to be a bit strange and Martin Luther King should guard against pursuing the wrong objectives.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Neptune
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Pluto
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/N. Node
Asc. Opposition Neptune/MC