approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Gunther's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Gunther Gebel-Williams comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Gunther Gebel-Williams - 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 Gunther Gebel-Williams" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Gunther a little better. This page describes the disguise Gebel-Williams wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Gunther Gebel-Williams 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. Gunther 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. Gebel-Williams tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Gebel-Williams.
Gebel-Williams 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, Gunther Gebel-Williams 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 Gunther'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 Gunther 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. Gunther Gebel-Williams empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Gunther Gebel-Williams 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. Gunther Gebel-Williams communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Gunther never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
He is extremely willful, but he often achieves his desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. He may be intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or he may be attracted to similarly powerful, fascinating personalities. Gunther Gebel-Williams tends to go to extremes in whatever he does, to be compulsive, and he is driven by a sense of mission or destiny. Gunther does not take anything at face value and is always digging beneath the surface for the deeper meaning or real motivations of others.
His emotional responses, feelings, and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Gunther Gebel-Williams could be seen as a rather moody, inconsistent creature. On the other hand, he is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in him. At times Gebel-Williams may wish he was not so easy to read.
Gunther Gebel-Williams has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, Gunther will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Gebel-Williams can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Gunther Gebel-Williams can get by in life almost by personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Gunther that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually he appears confident and clear about who he is, and it is very difficult not to notice him or feel his influence when Gebel-Williams is around.
Gebel-Williams 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 Gunther quite a bit.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Conjunct Asc.
Moon Square Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.
Sun Sextile Asc.
Saturn Quincunx Asc.