approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Norton's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Norton Simon comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Norton Simon - 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 Norton Simon" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Norton a little better. This page describes the disguise Simon wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Norton Simon is always questioning and learning, and he seems young and alive no matter what his chronological age, for his mind is always alert, curious, flexible, and open to new experiences. Norton Simon has a childlike enthusiasm for anything new and he learns easily, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Simon can be somewhat of a scatterbrain, for he tends to have so many ideas and irons in the fire that it is hard to keep track of them all. He needs and craves variety, change, mental stimulation, and an active social life.
Articulate, clever, often funny and witty, he is always a refreshing and interesting conversationalist. Norton Simon enjoys meeting and interacting with a variety of different people. He is friendly, flirtatious, and charming in a playful way, and no matter how badly he may be feeling, Norton never comes across as melancholic or somber. He may seem frivolous to other, more serious souls. Norton Simon has a sense of humor and a sense of perspective that prevent him from taking himself or life too seriously. In fact, Simon may seem flippant or unconcerned about matters that others consider very important.
In general, Norton Simon responds to life mentally and objectively rather than emotionally, and he may not empathize with people very much. Norton does not like to be weighed down with too much responsibility or with others' emotional burdens. Furthermore, if he cannot fully grasp something with his reason and logic, Simon will often choose to ignore it, including his own and other people's irrational feelings, desires, and needs.
Consistency and reliability are not great virtues of Simon's and his life is apt to be full of changes and movement due to his restlessness. Norton Simon becomes nervous and fidgety if things are not moving quickly enough. He is interested in what is current and up-to-date, the newest trends in thought or style.
His gifts are a quick mind, verbal facility, a flair for language, social sophistication and polish, the ability to communicate, converse, and build bridges between people and between ideas. Norton Simon tends to become an incessant chatterbox or gossip if he does not have work or other activities that utilize his mental, verbal, and social skills.
He may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally Norton Simon does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be Norton's role to shake things up a bit and he may not be entirely comfortable with this himself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Quincunx Asc.