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 Stills comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Stephen Stills - 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 Stills" 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 Stills 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, Stephen Stills always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Stills will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Stephen Stills 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. Stephen Stills also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Stills' environment is very important to Stills.
Stills 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. Stephen Stills 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, Stephen rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Stephen Stills as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Stills 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. Stephen 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.
Stephen Stills 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 Stills' awareness. Though Stills appears modest and content in a humble position, he has a sense of inner greatness or worthiness that is unmistakable. Stephen Stills 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.
He may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if he cannot sit still. Stephen Stills seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Stephen tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
At times his feisty spirit, aggressiveness, and a too-forceful approach get Stephen into trouble. Stephen Stills tends to take offense when none was intended. He may be viewed as a troublemaker, an upstart, or an egotist with little concern for others. Stephen Stills needs to moderate his temper to avoid constant irritation with those in his environment.
The way Stephen Stills comes across to others, particularly on first impression, tends to conceal certain important aspects of his. Specifically, what gives Stephen pleasure, how he likes to give and receive affection, and what he seeks in friendship or love relationships are not at all apparent from Stills' outward demeanor. Stephen Stills seems to send mixed signals, and this can create a bit of confusion for the people who are interested in getting close to him or knowing him on more than a superficial level.
He is easily excitable and could find it difficult to sit still. Stills always have something going on and is not afraid to take chances. Stephen Stills takes the initiative and has the ability to stimulate and sweep along others.
His life is never a secret to anyone, for Stills likes to publicize his plans and let people know exactly where he stands. Others are drawn to Stephen Stills because of his ease in conversational ability and people often may seek his advice.
A very self-confident personality and the ability to gain the respect of other people will almost assure Stephen Stills a position of leadership. He is likely to be successful and his efforts will be recognized by others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Conjunct Ascendant in Virgo
Mercury Square Asc.
Mars Square Asc.
Venus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/MC
Asc. Opposition Mars/MC