approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Edmund's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Edmund Hillary comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Edmund Hillary - 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 Edmund Hillary" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Edmund a little better. This page describes the disguise Hillary wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Edmund Hillary frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Hillary, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. Edmund does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others Edmund Hillary seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Edmund dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Hillary likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Edmund Hillary respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Hillary's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Edmund Hillary has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Edmund Hillary spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in him. Edmund exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Hillary shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
He projects himself with vigor and energy and impresses others with the force of his personality. His will-power probably was developed early in life and Edmund Hillary takes control of whatever situation he is involved in.
Edmund Hillary has a strong desire to make an extra-ordinary or unusual impression on his environment. Edmund has the ability to fascinate and sweep along others, but he can also be quite inconsiderate and ruthless.
He is self-assured and confident in dealing with others and has a positive influence on his environment. Edmund Hillary is able to work well with others in a team effort, and advantages through other people could come to him frequently.
He is a born leader and wants to be in power and control of his environment. Far-sighted and prudent, Edmund Hillary has the ability to organize projects, and personal advancement and public success is likely to be his.
Hillary strongly resents daily routine and is always ready and willing to challenge life. Responding quickly to people around him, Edmund Hillary spontaneously connect with them and tends to become stimulated through them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Asc. Opposition Sun/Mars
Asc. Opposition Sun/Pluto
Asc. Opposition Mars/Jupiter
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/Pluto
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/N. Node