approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Bill's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Bill Clinton comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Bill Clinton - 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 Bill Clinton" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Bill a little better. This page describes the disguise Clinton wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, Bill Clinton will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. Bill has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. Bill Clinton very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Clinton is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often Bill Clinton will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Clinton's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. Bill Clinton appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Clinton is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for Bill possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to Bill Clinton - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. Bill Clinton does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for Bill.
Others see Bill Clinton as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Clinton shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for Bill Clinton usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
Assertiveness and confrontation is very much part of Clinton's way of approaching life. Waiting for someone else to make the first move is not Clinton's style. Though Bill Clinton values harmony and pleasantness, he often feels that others are trying to control him or are not trying to cooperate with him. Others feel that Bill demands too much of them. Surprisingly, Bill Clinton is often perceived by others as a trouble maker or instigator, even when Clinton's intention is to help and assist them.
Bill Clinton seems gentle and receptive and often does not make a clear, strong impression on others. Bill Clinton has an elusive and subtle quality, and people may be nebulous about who he is. He is easily influenced by others and somewhat naive. Bill Clinton has a spiritual, mystical approach to life and he is very idealistic and sometimes impractical.
Bill Clinton comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable, and communicative. He is quite curious and interested in the people and events around him, and cannot resist commenting about them.
Clinton also needs to be busy and active, and he moves quickly. Bill Clinton also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Bill Clinton appears responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities which encourage others to take him seriously. He is unlikely to present himself as more than he is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Bill Clinton seemed mature for his age.
He may find it difficult to get ahead because Bill lacks the vitality to do so. Bill Clinton tends to wait for better conditions and has the desire to accomplish a lot without straining himself too much. Quite often, though, his plans just seem to hang in the air.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Conjunct Ascendant in Libra
Neptune Conjunct Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Neptune