approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Harry's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Harry Houdini comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Harry Houdini - 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 Harry Houdini" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Harry a little better. This page describes the disguise Houdini wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, he is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Harry Houdini is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. He is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Houdini sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and he wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to his community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Harry's whole outlook and approach to life. He is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only his own personal well-being.
Sometimes he may overlook or ignore his own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to his ideals of how one should feel or act. Though he has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Harry Houdini himself is sometimes dogmatic about his beliefs and ideologies.
He is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and he is eclectic and cosmopolitan in his tastes. He may consider himself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Harry Houdini is strongly influenced by his peer group and the flavor of the times in which he grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. He is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Harry Houdini is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Houdini probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Houdini's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Harry Houdini as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Harry does not often show his emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for he tends to be very rational.
Harry Houdini is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Harry Houdini is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Harry Houdini needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Houdini's work or outside social activities.
Harry Houdini has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Harry coaxes rather than coerces. However, if he does not get what he wants, Harry Houdini is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing it for himself. Houdini seems to need others' approval first.
Harry Houdini tends to blend in with, and assume the characteristics of those around him, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of his own. He may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe" and enjoy donning different personalities at different times.
At times his desire to impress other people, or be important or popular may make Houdini do things that go against his better judgment. Even Harry's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, or seen as pompousness or interference. Harry Houdini needs to be aware of his tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
A very self-confident personality and the ability to gain the respect of other people will almost assure Harry Houdini of a position of leadership. He is likely to be successful and his efforts will be recognized by others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Sextile Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/MC