approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Stephen's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Stephen Crane comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Stephen Crane - 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 Stephen Crane" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Stephen a little better. This page describes the disguise Crane 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, Stephen Crane 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. Stephen has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Stephen Crane very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Crane is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Stephen Crane will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Crane'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. Stephen Crane 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 Crane is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Stephen 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 Stephen Crane - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Stephen Crane 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 Stephen.
Others see Stephen Crane as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Crane 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 Stephen Crane usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Stephen Crane appears to have a very honorable and generous attitude toward others, as if he has their best interests at heart. Because others view Crane as a tolerant, understanding, and even wise person, they may also turn to him for counsel.
Stephen Crane appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion, and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. Being overly concerned with appearances and surface beauty is possible; and if so, Stephen Crane may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Stephen Crane 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, Crane may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Stephen fears making mistakes in social situations, and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Stephen Crane is likely to grow in confidence, because he will learn to depend more on his own evaluation of himself.
Stephen Crane is extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around him, and at times he can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for him, as Stephen Crane tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever he is with. He may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person he is with the most.
There is a certain intensity, charisma, or compelling attractiveness about Stephen Crane that may have little to do with his physical features. It is energy, a subtle sexuality that he emanates. Also, Crane 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.
His emotional instincts, feelings, and intuition play a big part in the decisions Stephen Crane makes and how he interacts with the world, and generally his feelings are quite accurate and helpful to him. Also, establishing emotional rapport with the people he meets on a day to day level is rather easy for Crane. Stephen Crane appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to him, especially when they need guidance or help.
He is very receptive to the influence of his environment, giving other people a chance to exploit or use him. Stephen Crane has the ability to tune into the events around him, but he also should be careful not to overreact to the intentions of others.
His life is never a secret to anyone, for Crane likes to publicize his plans and let people know exactly where he stands. Others are drawn to Stephen Crane because of his ease in conversational ability and people often may seek his advice.
He is able to control his feelings and conduct himself in a very proper manner. Because of his inner shyness, Stephen Crane tends to separate himself from others and gives the impression that he does not want to be talked to.
Daring and a bit reckless, Stephen Crane is not afraid to face danger. Stephen wants to be the biggest, the best, the strongest and the most powerful! Stephen Crane has a need to have his influence noted in many directions and a desire to rule over those in his environment.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Opposition Asc.
Venus Square Asc.
Saturn Square Asc.
Neptune Square Asc.
Pluto Trine Asc.
Moon Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Neptune
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/MC
Asc. Opposition Venus/Saturn
Asc. Opposition Mars/Pluto