approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Prince Philip's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Prince Philip comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Prince Philip - 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 Philip" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Prince Philip a little better. This page describes the disguise Duke of Edinburgh wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Prince Philip always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Duke of Edinburgh will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Prince Philip has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Prince Philip also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Duke of Edinburgh's environment is very important to Duke of Edinburgh.
Duke of Edinburgh steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Prince Philip tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Prince Philip rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Prince Philip as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Duke of Edinburgh has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Prince Philip may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
Prince Philip radiates a sense of good will, optimism, and trust, which inspires hope in other people. His presence has a healing effect on others even without Duke of Edinburgh's awareness. Though Duke of Edinburgh appears modest and content in a humble position, he has a sense of inner greatness or worthiness that is unmistakable. Prince Philip also has a balance of confidence and humility, of faith and caution, that makes him very appealing to others and he has many more admirers than he realizes.
Duke of Edinburgh may seem unpredictable and unreliable in the way he behaves towards others - or his personal relationships may seem constantly in flux, so that Prince Philip is always a bit off center.
Prince Philip also comes across as an independent sort, someone who does not wish to be controlled or dictated to.
Prince Philip 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.
Duke of Edinburgh also needs to be busy and active and he moves quickly. Prince Philip also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Conjunct Ascendant in Virgo
Uranus Opposition Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.