approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Michio's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Michio Kushi comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Michio Kushi - 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 Michio Kushi" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Michio a little better. This page describes the disguise Kushi 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 In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Michio Kushi is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Michio 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 Kushi's way of dealing with problems.
Michio Kushi 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 Kushi's emotional balance and well-being.
Michio Kushi is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Michio Kushi probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Kushi's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Kushi, 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 Kushi's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Kushi will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Michio Kushi overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Kushi'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 Michio through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Kushi's more rational friends. Michio Kushi certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Michio Kushi 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 Michio Kushi 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.
Michio Kushi appears sympathetic and approachable. Because he uses his feelings and intuition to assess people, others sense that Kushi understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Michio Kushi really wants people to know how he feels, and their care and support are very important to him.
To others, Michio Kushi appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Michio that inspired people to rely on him. Kushi keeps his cool in most situations.
There is a receptive, elusive quality to Michio's personality. Kushi can be difficult to pin down, difficult to know, something of a mystery. At times Michio Kushi 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", Kushi must make some effort to define and clarify - both for himself and for the rest of the world - who Michio Kushi is. On the other hand, Michio Kushi may purposely create illusions about himself with the intent to deceive - or entertain - others.
Michio Kushi tends to suppress his feelings and may even pretend that he does not have any, thereby appearing rather cold. Michio feels separated from others and is inclined to isolate himself. Others see Michio Kushi as a reserved, detached and serious person.
Michio Kushi tends to be somewhat inhibited and does not want to attract attention. He is likely to think that other people are more important than he is and prefers to live in seclusion.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Trine Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Neptune Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Saturn
Asc. Opposition Saturn/N. Node