approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Ted's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Ted Hughes comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ted Hughes - 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 Ted Hughes" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Ted a little better. This page describes the disguise Hughes wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ted Hughes appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Ted has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Hughes tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Hughes.
Hughes approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Ted Hughes is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Ted's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Ted and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Ted Hughes empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Ted Hughes is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Ted Hughes communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Ted never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Ted Hughes seems like a loner or isolationist at times, and it may be difficult to get to know him or form close friendships with him. To others, Ted may appear standoffish, as if he judges them from afar.
Ted Hughes tends to blend in with and take on the characteristics of the people in his surroundings, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of his own. He may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe", and enjoy trying on different personalities at different times.
Ted Hughes has a dynamic personality and great ability to improvise, but he is likely to surprise, perplex or confuse people in his relationships constantly. His somewhat eccentric, impulsive and hasty actions could lead to accidents if he is not careful.
He is self-assured and confident in dealing with others and has a positive influence on his environment. Ted Hughes is able to work well with others in a team effort, and advantages through other people could come to him frequently.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Opposition Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Jupiter