approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Mookie's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Mookie Blaylock comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Mookie Blaylock - 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 Mookie Blaylock" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Mookie a little better. This page describes the disguise Blaylock wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Mookie Blaylock 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. Mookie 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. Blaylock tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Blaylock.
Blaylock 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, Mookie Blaylock 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 Mookie'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 Mookie 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. Mookie Blaylock empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Mookie Blaylock 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. Mookie Blaylock communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Mookie never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Mookie Blaylock comes across as contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Blaylock may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Mookie is wary of committing social blunders and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Mookie Blaylock's confidence is likely to grow because he will learn to depend more on his own self-assessment..
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about Mookie's manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Moreover, Mookie Blaylock also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Blaylock needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
He is direct, honest, and to the point - some might say excessively so. However, no one has to guess who Mookie Blaylock is or what he wants - he is pretty much up front. Mookie radiates a refreshing enthusiasm and vigor when he is at his best. He seems to enjoy competition without taking it terribly seriously.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Square Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Mars Trine Asc.