approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Alan's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Alan Rickman comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Alan Rickman - 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 Alan Rickman" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Alan a little better. This page describes the disguise Rickman wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Alan Rickman 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. Alan 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. Rickman tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Rickman.
Rickman 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, Alan Rickman 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 Alan'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 Alan 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. Alan Rickman empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Alan Rickman 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. Alan Rickman communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Alan never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Alan Rickman 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 Alan Rickman 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.
Alan Rickman radiates a sense of pride, self-assurance, and a definite awareness of his own importance. It is hard to ignore Rickman when he is present, and his personality may overshadow or dominate the scene.
Alan Rickman appears sympathetic and approachable. Because he uses his feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that Rickman understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Alan Rickman really wants people to know how he feels, and their care and support are very important to him.
Alan has an appealing physical appearance and this, along with his winning ways, is apt to make him a favorite in his immediate environment. Alan Rickman is the "easy" one, and he knows how to please others. However, Rickman must not take his personal charm for granted, because he may also seem vain or too needy for approval.
Alan Rickman feels good about himself and enjoys good relationships with his friends and neighbors. He exchanges ideas with them in a very relaxed and open manner, always willing to learn more about himself, the world and other people.
Alan has good organizing ability and he knows how to arrange everything skillfully. Happy in team-work and adept in negotiating, he can lead successful business meetings. Alan Rickman can easily obtain all the information he needs in order to make the best deal.
Rickman is cheerful, warm-hearted and social and he strives for a pleasant life. He likes to be seen in social circles and is charitable to his fellow man. It makes Alan Rickman happy to be involved in many relationships and he is very sympathetic toward everyone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Square Asc.
Sun Trine Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.
Venus Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Moon
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Jupiter
Asc. Opposition Venus/Jupiter