approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Van's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Van Morrison comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Van Morrison - 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 Van Morrison" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Van a little better. This page describes the disguise Morrison wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Van Morrison 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. Van 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. Morrison tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Morrison.
Morrison 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, Van Morrison 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 Van'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 Van 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. Van Morrison empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Van Morrison 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. Van Morrison communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Van never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Van Morrison is extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around him, and at times he can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for him, as Van Morrison tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever he is with. He may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person he is with the most.
Van Morrison can get by in life almost by personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Van that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually he appears confident and clear about who he is, and it is very difficult not to notice him or feel his influence when Morrison is around.
Van Morrison tends to suppress his feelings and may even pretend that he does not have any, therefore appearing rather cold. Van feels separated from others and is inclined to isolate himself. Others see Van Morrison as a reserved, detached and serious person.
He is charming and friendly to everyone, but may prefer more superficial and frequently changing relationships with people rather than steady and lasting friendships. Some of his meetings with others could come about suddenly.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Square Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Saturn
Asc. Conjunct Venus/Uranus