approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Arnold's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Arnold Schwarzenegger comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Arnold Schwarzenegger - 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 Arnold Schwarzenegger" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Arnold a little better. This page describes the disguise Schwarzenegger wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Arnold Schwarzenegger 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. Arnold 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. Schwarzenegger tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Schwarzenegger.
Schwarzenegger 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, Arnold Schwarzenegger 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 Arnold'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 Arnold 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. Arnold Schwarzenegger empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Arnold Schwarzenegger 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. Arnold Schwarzenegger communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit. Arnold never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
He is mentally active and restless and he likes to talk, communicate, and exchange ideas with others. Arnold Schwarzenegger expresses himself well, and is suited to activities that involve presenting ideas to other people, such as teaching and sales.
Arnold Schwarzenegger seems tolerant, broad-minded, and well-educated or as if he has traveled widely. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Schwarzenegger is apt to have a significant impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it - a positive, encouraging one.
At times Arnold Schwarzenegger may feels that he is all alone in the world and that other people only cause difficulties for him. Constantly bounced to and fro by others, Arnold has a strong desire to free himself from his stressful surroundings.
He is likely to live in an unusual or somewhat restless environment. Arnold Schwarzenegger needs his freedom and may be a bit inconsiderate and combative toward others at times. Arnold has a strong desire to exceed his limits, even if it means having to use force.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Conjunct Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/Pluto