approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jacob's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jacob Holdt comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jacob Holdt - 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 Jacob Holdt" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jacob a little better. This page describes the disguise Holdt 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 Holdt's quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Jacob Holdt wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Jacob Holdt wants, Jacob Holdt usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Jacob 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. Jacob Holdt 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. Jacob Holdt usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Holdt approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Jacob Holdt 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 Holdt. When Jacob Holdt 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, Jacob Holdt 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 Jacob Holdt as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Jacob Holdt also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Jacob Holdt comes across as contained, and perhaps wary or mistrustful as well. He watches his step, and frequently withdraws if his environment does not feel welcoming and safe. As a result, Holdt may seem much more conservative than he actually is. Jacob is wary of committing social blunders and is extremely sensitive to criticism or rejection. As he matures, Jacob Holdt's confidence is likely to grow because he will learn to depend more on his own self-assessment..
His emotional instincts, feelings and intuition play a big part in the decisions Jacob Holdt makes and how he interacts with the world, and generally his feelings are quite accurate and helpful to him. Also, establishing emotional rapport with the people he meets day-to-day is rather easy for Holdt. Jacob Holdt appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to him, especially when they need guidance or help.
Jacob is adept and competent and has the ability to express himself well. Jacob Holdt likes to be in touch with people and is eager to share his views with them. His ability to give and receive mental stimulation attracts many fruitful conversations and relationships.
Jacob Holdt has a tendency to live in a world of his own, a world that is likely to be far from reality. Jacob wants to make a big impression, and with his dazzling personality he knows how to put on a brilliant show.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Square Asc.
Moon Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Mercury
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Neptune