Prince Edward Earl of Wessex
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Prince Edward's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex - 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 Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Prince Edward a little better. This page describes the disguise Edward Windsor 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, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex 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. Prince Edward has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Edward Windsor is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Edward Windsor'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. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex 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 Edward Windsor is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Prince Edward 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 Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex 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 Prince Edward.
Others see Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Edward Windsor 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 Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
The initial impression Edward Windsor makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way Prince Edward thinks and his true opinions are not always readily apparent. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex may try to clothe his ideas and thoughts in terms that tend to mute them rather than clarify them. For instance, he may have a very definite, unambiguous opinion, but state it in such a gentle, tactful manner that it seems that he does not believe it as vigorously as he does. This creates miscommunication or misunderstandings at times. On another level, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex tends to become scattered and nervous when he is out of balance. He needs clarity and order in his environment to be at his finest.
Prince Edward often comes across to others more abruptly or even antagonistically than is necessary to achieve his aims. And naturally if people perceive that he is trying to compete with them or run them over, some of them will put up a lot of resistance to Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and his objectives. Edward Windsor might be more successful if he tones himself down a bit and shows some consideration, without completely sacrificing his own needs and wants.
Other people may consider his environment a bit strange and Edward Windsor likes to surround himself with a certain air of mystery. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex tends to be very secretive and is likely to exert his power from behind the scenes.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Quincunx Asc.
Mars Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Neptune/Pluto