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 Turner comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Ted Turner - 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 Turner" 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 Turner wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
High-spirited, enthusiastic, and exuberant, Ted loves adventure, change and exploring new territory. He is not happy with being confined to the same safe, familiar, secure little world all the time. Ted Turner has a strong sense of restlessness and yearning for something greater than anything he has yet experienced, and he often lives in his dreams and visions for the future. Ted Turner tends to believe that the grass is greener somewhere else, and he likes to keep moving, either literally or figuratively. Idealistic and optimistic, he always expects something better ahead. Ted Turner loves to have a goal, something to aim for, but once he achieves it he is on to something else. He is ever on the lookout for new opportunities and he is a gambler, willing to take risks and to break new ground. The possibility of discovering something new is what makes life interesting for him. Ted Turner has great faith in life and he bounces back quickly from disappointment and failure.
Freedom loving and independent, Ted Turner cannot tolerate being caged in for very long, and friends and loved ones must respect his need for freedom of movement. Binding commitments, responsibilities and relationships often weigh heavily upon Ted and he may resist "growing up" and assuming the limitations of adult life.
He is friendly and outgoing and has a great sense of fun and playfulness. He is also philosophically minded and often quite outspoken about his convictions and beliefs. Sometimes Ted Turner gets carried away with his enthusiasm of the moment and he tends to exaggerate. He is often a big talker, a big maker of promises, and he is usually pretty convincing. He does everything in a big way, a generous way. Turner likes to have the best, and he heartily dislikes stinginess, small mindedness or pettiness. His vision is always large. He is able to perceive the big picture, general patterns and principles, and he is well suited to politics, business, higher education or religion.
Others see Ted Turner as a good sport and a good friend, but one who is not always consistent and dependable. He may also be seen as a wise person since he does not get bogged down in pettiness and trivialities, and is able to communicate a broader perspective that opens up new horizons. He is a person who believes in miracles, grace, or just plain good luck, someone who never gives up on life, and he inspires and encourages others to keep looking ahead.
He is mentally active and restless and he likes to talk, communicate, and exchange ideas with others. Ted Turner expresses himself well, and is suited to activities that involve presenting ideas to other people, such as teaching and sales.
To others, Ted Turner appears capable, mature, and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Ted that inspired people to rely on him. Turner keeps his cool in most situations.
He is assertive and bold. Ted Turner is willing to be the first person to speak up and make his position known, and to strike out on his own if necessary. Ted generally gets along better with men than with women because his approach is quite direct and sometimes tactless and insensitive as well. He can be a bit too forceful. However, Ted Turner's boldness is his calling card, and most people feels that he can at least be trusted to be honest with them.
He may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally Ted Turner does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be Ted's role to shake things up a bit and he may not be entirely comfortable with this himself.
He is very sociable, has a harmonious disposition, and is able to have happy relationships with people in his environment. His eternal optimism brings Ted Turner the affinity of many people with whom he will have many joyful experiences.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Conjunct Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Mars Sextile Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/MC