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 Kennedy comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ted Kennedy - 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 Kennedy" 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 Kennedy wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Ted Kennedy frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Kennedy, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. Ted does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others Ted Kennedy seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Ted dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Kennedy likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Ted Kennedy respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Kennedy's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Ted Kennedy has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Ted Kennedy spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in him. Ted exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Kennedy shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Ted Kennedy 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. He may be overly concerned with appearances and superficial beauty, in which case Ted Kennedy may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Ted Kennedy appears sympathetic and approachable. Because he uses his feelings and intuition to assess people, others sense that Kennedy understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Ted Kennedy really wants people to know how he feels, and their care and support are very important to him.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness and nonjudgmental acceptance about Ted Kennedy which draws people in need to him. Because he has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, Ted is able to say or do just the right thing for them. Ted Kennedy needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Square Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.