approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Charles' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Charles Reich comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Charles Reich - 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 Charles Reich" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Charles a little better. This page describes the disguise Reich wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Charles Reich has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and his two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though he may, on occasion, have his head in the clouds). Others often see Reich as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. He is, in fact, amazingly consistent for he possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to his regular routine. Charles does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Charles Reich is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. He follows his own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before he feels sure about it. Reich can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. He will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something he does not want to do.
When Reich has a purpose, he is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. His obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make him flare up or respond to their anger. Charles Reich appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind his easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, Charles often wins simply due to his relentless persistence and his ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for his reluctance to make changes is his very strong need for security. Charles is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and he also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of his own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Reich's hankering for permanence is that he easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
Charles Reich has a keen appreciation of the natural world and he derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. He is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and he knows how to enjoy himself. Reich is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. He is also a great lover of beauty and his tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
Charles Reich has a friendly, affectionate attitude towards others and a great deal of personal charm. His attractiveness is one of the first things others notice about Charles, and is probably something he cares a great deal about. Reich gets along well with people and knows how to please them. Charles Reich has a well honed sense of style and beauty.
Charles has penetrating insight into people and a keen eye and ear for the hidden, unspoken, behind-the-scenes elements in life. He may seem intense and make other people a bit uncomfortable at times. There is also a sexual quality in Charles' manner which can be quite alluring, in a subtle way.
Reich may well have been discouraged from freely expressing himself, and an overemphasis on being acceptable, conforming to certain standards and expectations, and generally not getting out of line is apt to inhibit Charles quite a bit.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Conjunct Asc.
Pluto Sextile Asc.
Saturn Quincunx Asc.