approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Michael's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Michael Nesmith comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Michael Nesmith - 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 Michael Nesmith" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Michael a little better. This page describes the disguise Nesmith 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 In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Michael Nesmith is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Michael 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 Nesmith's way of dealing with problems.
Michael Nesmith 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 Nesmith's emotional balance and well-being.
Michael Nesmith is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Michael Nesmith probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Nesmith's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Nesmith, 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 Nesmith's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Nesmith will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Michael Nesmith overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Nesmith'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 Michael through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Nesmith's more rational friends. Michael Nesmith certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Michael Nesmith 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 Michael Nesmith 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.
At times his feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and overly forceful approach get Michael into trouble. Michael Nesmith tends to take offense when none was intended. He may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Michael Nesmith needs to moderate his temper in order to avoid constant irritation with those in his environment.
He may feel that personal relationships are interfering with the pursuit of his goals and chooses to lead a life on his own. But at the same time Michael Nesmith often may feel lonely and alienated by others.
Michael Nesmith tends to be somewhat inhibited and may feel uncomfortable when he is with other people. Michael should try to avoid unpleasant, untruthful or deceptive individuals in order to avoid misunderstandings or disappointments.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/MC
Asc. Opposition Neptune/N. Node