approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Neil's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Neil Young comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Neil Young - 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 Neil Young" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Neil a little better. This page describes the disguise Young wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Neil Young will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Neil has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Neil Young very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Young is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Neil Young will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Young's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Neil Young appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Young is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Neil possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Neil Young - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Neil Young does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Neil.
Others see Neil Young as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Young shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Neil Young usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Neil Young radiates a sense of confidence, well-being, and optimism, which inspires trust and good feelings in others. He likes himself and it shows. He expects success in life and he generally achieves it. However, Young also tends to exaggerate or to overestimate himself, and he can be sloppy and careless when it comes to details.
Neil Young appears sympathetic and approachable. Because he uses his feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that Young understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Neil Young really wants people to know how he feels, and their care and support are very important to him.
Neil Young appears to be liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual, or off the beaten track arouses his interest. Young infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Neil Young does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
Neil Young comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable, and communicative. He is quite curious and interested in the people and events around him, and cannot resist commenting about them.
Young also needs to be busy and active, and he moves quickly. Neil Young also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Neil has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes elements in life. He may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Neil's manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
He is somewhat erratic and constantly looking for something new. Neil Young changes his opinions frequently and others never know what he will do next. Because Young is easily excitable and unpredictable, others may find it taxing to spend time with him.
Neil Young has a hypnotizing effect on people in his surroundings and others see him as someone with extraordinary capabilities. Neil has a strong desire to mentally dominate his relationships, and with his ability to out-talk anyone, he can sway them to his opinions.
Neil Young has a tendency to live in a world of his own, a world that is likely to be far from reality. Neil wants to make a big impression, and with his dazzling personality he knows how to put on a brilliant show.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Conjunct Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Pluto
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune