Herbert von Karajan
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Herbert's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Herbert von Karajan comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Herbert von Karajan - 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 Herbert von Karajan" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Herbert a little better. This page describes the disguise von Karajan wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind von Karajan's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Herbert von Karajan wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Herbert von Karajan wants, Herbert von Karajan usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Herbert wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Herbert von Karajan functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Herbert von Karajan usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. von Karajan approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Herbert von Karajan also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to von Karajan. When Herbert von Karajan commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Herbert von Karajan is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Herbert von Karajan as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Herbert von Karajan also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
His desire to love and be loved is very much apparent, very much on the surface, and Herbert von Karajan is known for his personal charm and affectionate nature. He may also seem overly dependent on the approval and appreciation of others.
He may be perceived as someone who provokes conflict because Herbert von Karajan 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, von Karajan 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 von Karajan's challenge.
To others, Herbert von Karajan appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Herbert that inspired people to rely on him. von Karajan keeps his cool in most situations.
It may be hard for Herbert von Karajan to hold his ground and he may be taken advantage of easily. von Karajan displays little strength or force to others and may be quick to resign, despite having many longings, hopes, and wishes for the future.
von Karajan would like to embrace the whole world and is everyone's favorite. Herbert von Karajan is very impressionable, has an inner feeling for others and can easily establish relationships with everyone. He is likely to have a busy social life and also enjoys working in group activities.
von Karajan is charming and very affectionate, and he expresses his feelings vivaciously. Love comes naturally to Herbert von Karajan; he seems to be tuned into love from head to toe. Herbert loves to go out and have a good time and little gestures of adoration are important to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Opposition Asc.
Mars Opposition Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Neptune
Asc. Opposition Sun/N. Node
Asc. Opposition Venus/Mars