approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Albert's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Albert Einstein comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Albert Einstein - 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 Albert Einstein" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Albert a little better. This page describes the disguise Einstein wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Albert Einstein 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. Albert 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. Einstein tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Einstein.
Einstein 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, Albert Einstein 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 Albert'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 Albert 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. Albert Einstein empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Albert Einstein 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. Albert Einstein communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit. Albert never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Albert Einstein 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.
In significant ways, Einstein's emotional nature and personal needs are at odds with the way he presents himself. As a result of this inconsistency, Albert Einstein may be uncomfortable showing his instinctive responses and true feelings. He may put them aside, maybe even be ashamed of them.
When Albert Einstein is in an emotionally charged situation, those who do not know him well may be quite surprised at his reactions or behavior. The real challenge, though, is to completely accept himself, so that he does not act as if his emotional needs and impulses did not count for very much.
He is likely to live in an unusual or somewhat restless environment. Albert Einstein needs his freedom and may be a bit inconsiderate and combative toward others at times. Albert has a strong desire to exceed his limits, even if it means having to use force.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Moon Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/Pluto