approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Heinrich's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Heinrich Altherr comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Heinrich Altherr - 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 Heinrich Altherr" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Heinrich a little better. This page describes the disguise Altherr wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, Heinrich Altherr likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Altherr must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever Heinrich does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
Heinrich Altherr also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Altherr will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. Heinrich dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Altherr admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When Heinrich Altherr befriends someone, Altherr is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - Heinrich expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, Heinrich Altherr often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
Heinrich Altherr has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. Heinrich always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. Heinrich Altherr also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest Heinrich more than anything else. Heinrich Altherr feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
Heinrich Altherr appears to have a very honorable and generous attitude toward others, as if he has their best interests at heart. Because others view Altherr as a tolerant, understanding, and even wise person, they may also turn to him for counsel.
He may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if he cannot sit still. Heinrich Altherr seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Heinrich tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
Heinrich Altherr is extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around him, and at times he can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for him, as Heinrich Altherr tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever he is with. He may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person he is with the most.
The way Heinrich Altherr comes across to others, particularly on first impression, tends to conceal certain important aspects of his. Specifically, what gives Heinrich pleasure, how he likes to give and receive affection, and what he seeks in friendship or love relationships are not at all apparent from Altherr's outward demeanor. Heinrich Altherr seems to send mixed signals, and this can create a bit of confusion for the people who are interested in getting close to him or knowing him on more than a superficial level.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Opposition Asc.
Mercury Square Asc.
Neptune Square Asc.
Venus Quincunx Asc.