approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Oliver's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Oliver Hardy comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Oliver Hardy - 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 Oliver Hardy" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Oliver a little better. This page describes the disguise Hardy 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 In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Oliver Hardy is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Oliver 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 Hardy's way of dealing with problems.
Oliver Hardy 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 Hardy's emotional balance and well-being.
Oliver Hardy is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Oliver Hardy probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Hardy's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Hardy, 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 Hardy's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Hardy will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Oliver Hardy overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Hardy'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 Oliver through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Hardy's more rational friends. Oliver Hardy certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Oliver Hardy 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 Oliver Hardy 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.
Oliver Hardy is extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around him, and at times he can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for him, as Oliver Hardy tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever he is with. He may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person he is with the most.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Oliver Hardy which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Oliver he is constantly scanning their inner motives, and he probably is. Hardy sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and he may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which he perceives so clearly) against them. At times though, Oliver Hardy may be too suspicious and assigns negative intentions to innocent people. Oliver should avoid looking always on the dark side.
Oliver Hardy appears to be liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual, or off the beaten track arouses his interest. Hardy infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Oliver Hardy does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
Oliver Hardy 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.
Hardy also needs to be busy and active, and he moves quickly. Oliver Hardy also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Oliver Hardy tends to lead a very harmonious life and live in peaceful surroundings. His emotions seem to play a big part in his relationships with others and Hardy bases his relationships on inner understanding between people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Square Asc.
Pluto Square Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct MC/N. Node