Howard K. Stern
approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Howard's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Howard K. Stern comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Howard K. Stern - 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 Howard K. Stern" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Howard a little better. This page describes the disguise Stern wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a gentle, sensitive person with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, non-judgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere Howard K. Stern is often receding and withdrawn for he is not an aggressive, forceful person, and he intensely dislikes conflict. In fact Howard tends to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much - but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing his will upon them is often Stern's way of dealing with problems.
Howard K. Stern may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations seem rather unimportant. He needs peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for Stern's emotional balance and well-being.
Howard K. Stern is also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer - be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child Howard K. Stern probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of Stern's imagination and fantasy was also very real to Stern, a place to escape to when the outside world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting.
Because he is very giving and forgiving, people sense Stern's sympathetic nature and gravitate toward him when in need. Often Stern will continue to give to people even when he realizes they are taking advantage of him or becoming overly dependent upon him. Howard K. Stern overlooks and makes excuses for other people's weaknesses, and for his own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not Stern's strong points.
Though he may be as intelligent as anyone else, he does not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach Howard through logical arguments is often futile. His feelings, intuition, and heart, not his head, lead him, which may infuriate or bewilder Stern's more rational friends. Howard K. Stern certainly recognizes that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and Howard K. Stern has an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. He is not as structured and rigid in his attitudes as many people are, which enables Howard K. Stern to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on his part - or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue.
He may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if he cannot sit still. Howard K. Stern seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Howard tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
Howard K. Stern 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 Howard K. Stern 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.
At times his desire to impress other people, to be important, or to be popular may make Stern does things that go against his better judgment. Even Howard's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, seen as pompousness or interference. Howard K. Stern needs to be aware of his tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
He may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally Howard K. Stern does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be Howard's role to shake things up a bit and he may not be entirely comfortable with this himself.
Others are attracted to Stern because of his light-hearted, cheerful and optimistic personality. Very charming, Howard K. Stern is likely to give frequent compliments. He is very affectionate toward others and has a need to be in active relationships with people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Neptune Square Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Venus