approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Pete's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Pete Doherty comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Pete Doherty - 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 Pete Doherty" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Pete a little better. This page describes the disguise Doherty wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Pete Doherty 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. Pete 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. Doherty tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Doherty.
Doherty 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, Pete Doherty 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 Pete'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 Pete 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. Pete Doherty empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Pete Doherty 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. Pete Doherty communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Pete never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about Pete Doherty which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that Pete he is constantly scanning their inner motives, and he probably is. Doherty 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, Pete Doherty may be too suspicious and assigns negative intentions to innocent people. Pete should avoid looking always on the dark side.
Pete Doherty radiates a sense of pride, self-assurance, and a definite awareness of his own importance. It is hard to ignore Doherty when he is present, and his personality may overshadow or dominate the scene.
Pete Doherty appears to be liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual, or off the beaten track arouses his interest. Doherty infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Pete Doherty does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
There is a receptive, elusive quality to Pete's personality. Doherty can be difficult to pin down, difficult to know, something of a mystery. At times Pete Doherty may feel frustrated because he feels that he is not being perceived very clearly, that he does not make a powerful impression, that he is easily overlooked or discounted. If he does not wish to be "invisible", Doherty must make some effort to define and clarify - both for himself and for the rest of the world - who Pete Doherty is. On the other hand, Pete Doherty may purposely create illusions about himself with the intent to deceive - or entertain - others.
He is easily excitable and could find it difficult to sit still. Doherty always have something going on and is not afraid to take chances. Pete Doherty takes the initiative and has the ability to stimulate and sweep along others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Square Asc.
Sun Trine Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Neptune Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Uranus