approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Thomas' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way T. S. Eliot comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner T. S. Eliot - 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 T. S. Eliot" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Thomas a little better. This page describes the disguise Eliot 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, T. S. Eliot 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. Thomas has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. T. S. Eliot very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Eliot is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often T. S. Eliot will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Eliot'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. T. S. Eliot 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 Eliot is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Thomas 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 T. S. Eliot - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. T. S. Eliot 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 Thomas.
Others see T. S. Eliot as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Eliot 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 T. S. Eliot usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
He is mentally active and restless and he likes to talk, communicate, and exchange ideas with others. T. S. Eliot expresses himself well, and is suited to activities that involve presenting ideas to other people, such as teaching and sales.
T. S. Eliot 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 Thomas, and is probably something he cares a great deal about. Eliot gets along well with people and knows how to please them. T. S. Eliot has a well honed sense of style and beauty.
He is discrete, tactful and adaptable, and has the ability to create a beautiful environment. T. S. Eliot has a knack for entertaining people and appreciates pleasing manners and proper behavior when he is with others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Conjunct Asc.
Venus Conjunct Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Venus