approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Mel's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Mel Gibson comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Mel Gibson - 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 Mel Gibson" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Mel a little better. This page describes the disguise Gibson wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Mel Gibson 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. Mel 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. Gibson tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Gibson.
Gibson 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, Mel Gibson 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 Mel's 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 Mel 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. Mel Gibson empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Mel Gibson 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. Mel Gibson communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Mel never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Gibson draws much of his energy and sense of self from his relationships with others. He is inextricably connected with the significant others in his life; Mel Gibson may feel at a loss without them, even if he appears to be the powerful or dominant person in the relationship. Mel appears self-assured - as long as he is secure in the important relationships in his life.
The way Mel Gibson comes across to others, particularly on first impression, tends to conceal certain important aspects of his. Specifically, what gives Mel pleasure, how he likes to give and receive affection, and what he seeks in friendship or love relationships are not at all apparent from Gibson's outward demeanor. Mel Gibson seems to send mixed signals, and this can create a bit of confusion for the people who are interested in getting close to him or knowing him on more than a superficial level.
Mel Gibson has a kind and loving nature and he radiates friendliness and warmth wherever he goes. Because of his obliging and cordial manner, Gibson is likely to have many harmonious relationships with others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Opposition Asc.
Venus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/N. Node