approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Serge's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Serge Gainsbourg comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Serge Gainsbourg - 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 Serge Gainsbourg" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Serge a little better. This page describes the disguise Gainsbourg 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 In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Serge Gainsbourg is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Serge 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 Gainsbourg's way of dealing with problems.
Serge Gainsbourg 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 Gainsbourg's emotional balance and well-being.
Serge Gainsbourg is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Serge Gainsbourg probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Gainsbourg's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Gainsbourg, 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 Gainsbourg's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Gainsbourg will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Serge Gainsbourg overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Gainsbourg'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 Serge through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Gainsbourg's more rational friends. Serge Gainsbourg certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Serge Gainsbourg 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 Serge Gainsbourg 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.
He is mentally active and restless and he likes to talk, communicate, and exchange ideas with others. Serge Gainsbourg expresses himself well, and is suited to activities that involve presenting ideas to other people, such as teaching and sales.
Serge Gainsbourg has a friendly, affectionate attitude towards others and a great deal of personal charm. His attractiveness is one of the first things others notice about Serge, and is probably something he cares a great deal about. Gainsbourg gets along well with people and knows how to please them. Serge Gainsbourg has a well honed sense of style and beauty.
Serge Gainsbourg appears contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Gainsbourg may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Serge fears making mistakes in social situations, and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Serge Gainsbourg is likely to grow in confidence, because he will learn to depend more on his own evaluation of himself.
There is a certain intensity, charisma, or compelling attractiveness about Serge Gainsbourg that may have little to do with his physical features. It is energy, a subtle sexuality that he emanates. Also, Gainsbourg tends to do everything wholeheartedly and with passion, which is quite fascinating to other people. His instincts and psychological perceptions about others are quite incisive.
He is discrete, tactful and adaptable, and has the ability to create a beautiful environment. Serge Gainsbourg has a knack for entertaining people and appreciates pleasing manners and proper behavior when he is with others.
Serge Gainsbourg 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 Gainsbourg bases his relationships on inner understanding between people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Conjunct Asc.
Venus Conjunct Asc.
Saturn Square Asc.
Pluto Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Venus
Asc. Conjunct MC/N. Node