approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Phil's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Phil Collins comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Phil Collins - 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 Phil Collins" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Phil a little better. This page describes the disguise Collins 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, Phil Collins 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. Phil has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Phil Collins very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Collins is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Phil Collins will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Collins' politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Phil Collins 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 Collins is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Phil 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 Phil Collins - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Phil Collins 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 Phil.
Others see Phil Collins as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Collins 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 Phil Collins usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
He is impressionable, sympathetic, and responsive to the emotional tone and atmosphere around him. Phil Collins harmonizes, blends, and adapts himself to other people. Often he is rather quiet, just listening and feeling. He is subtle and knows when to keep silent and wait. Phil acts instinctively, sensing and intuiting when the time is right for action.
Phil has an appealing physical appearance and this, along with his winning ways, is apt to make him a favorite in his immediate environment. Phil Collins is the "easy" one, and he knows how to please others. However, Collins must not take his personal charm for granted, because he may also seem vain or too needy for approval.
His life is never a secret to anyone, for Collins likes to publicize his plans and let people know exactly where he stands. Others are drawn to Phil Collins because of his ease in conversational ability and people often may seek his advice.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Conjunct Asc.
Venus Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/MC