approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Dick's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Dick Haymes comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Dick Haymes - 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 Dick Haymes" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Dick a little better. This page describes the disguise Haymes wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Dick Haymes 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 Haymes 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. Dick does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, Dick Haymes 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. Haymes 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 Haymes 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. Dick Haymes 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, Dick 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. Dick 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 Haymes' 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.
Dick Haymes 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. Haymes 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.
He may be perceived as someone who provokes conflict because Dick Haymes likes to get everything out into the open and generally does not avoid disagreeable issues. His relationships with others may be marked by a great deal of competition, anger or friction as a result. Or, Haymes may seem to run into more than his share of inconsiderate, pushy people. Learning to harness his energies into joint efforts and shared endeavor is Haymes' challenge.
Dick Haymes comes across as contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Haymes may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Dick is wary of committing social blunders and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Dick Haymes' confidence is likely to grow because he will learn to depend more on his own self-assessment..
Dick Haymes radiates a sense of pride, self-assurance and a definite awareness of his own importance. It is hard to ignore Haymes when he is present, and his personality may overshadow or dominate the scene.
He is very sensitive to his surroundings and inclined to be easily influenced by others. Dick Haymes tends to avoid confrontations, discussions or arguments for fear that he cannot stand up to them.
Dick Haymes seems to float between the world of illusion and reality and prefers to live in the former. Somewhat insecure and uncertain, he may try to avoid responsibility. His ideas tend to be a bit strange and Dick Haymes should guard against pursuing the wrong objectives.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mars Opposition Asc.
Saturn Square Asc.
Sun Trine Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/Neptune
Asc. Conjunct Neptune/MC