Nat King Cole
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Nat King's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Nat King Cole comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Nat King Cole - 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 Nat King Cole" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Nat King a little better. This page describes the disguise King Cole wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Nat King Cole frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to King Cole, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. Nat King does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others Nat King Cole seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Nat King dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. King Cole likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Nat King Cole respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often King Cole's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Nat King Cole has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Nat King Cole spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in him. Nat King exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face King Cole shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Nat King Cole appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. He may be overly concerned with appearances and superficial beauty, in which case Nat King Cole may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Nat King Cole can get by in life almost on his personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Nat King that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually he appears confident and clear about who he is, and it is very difficult not to notice him or feel his influence when King Cole is around.
A very self-confident personality and the ability to gain the respect of other people will almost assure Nat King Cole of a position of leadership. He is likely to be successful and his efforts will be recognized by others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/MC