approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of James' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way James Woods comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner James Woods - 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 James Woods" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know James a little better. This page describes the disguise Woods wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, James Woods 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. Woods 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 James does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
James Woods 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. Woods will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. James dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Woods admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When James Woods befriends someone, Woods 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 - James expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, James Woods 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.
James Woods has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. James always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. James Woods 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 James more than anything else. James Woods feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
James Woods tends to take himself and his dignity seriously, and thus to inhibit his spontaneous creativity and dramatic impulses. James Woods appears mature, disciplined, controlled, and somewhat authoritarian to others. He is overly responsible much of the time, and tends to be far too hard on himself.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite distinct from the face the world generally sees, James Woods has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant impact on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, James Woods often does not get the full recognition he yearns for.
James Woods appears sympathetic and approachable. Because he uses his feelings and intuition to assess people, others sense that Woods understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time James Woods really wants people to know how he feels, and their care and support are very important to him.
Bright, alert, quick of tongue and/or of movement, there is youthfulness about James' manner and appearance regardless of his chronological age. Moreover, James Woods also always appears busy and active, and somewhat restless. Woods needs mental stimulation from his environment, or he will rapidly get bored.
James Woods comes across as tolerant, broad-minded, and well educated or as a seasoned traveler. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Woods is apt to have a significant, beneficial impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it.
James has good organization skills and he knows how to arrange everything skillfully. Happy in teamwork and adept at negotiating, he can lead successful business meetings. James Woods can easily obtain all the information he needs in order to make the best deal.
He is self-assured and confident in dealing with others and has a positive influence on his environment. James Woods is able to work well with others in a team environment and advantages through other people may come to him frequently.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Conjunct Ascendant in Leo
Sun Square Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.
Mercury Trine Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Jupiter
Asc. Opposition Mars/Jupiter