approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jim's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jim Henson comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jim Henson - 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 Jim Henson" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jim a little better. This page describes the disguise Henson wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Jim Henson appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. Jim has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Henson tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Henson.
Henson approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, Jim Henson is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color Jim's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for Jim and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. Jim Henson empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Jim Henson is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. Jim Henson communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Jim never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
He may come across a bit scattered, nervous, or restless, as if he cannot sit still. Jim Henson seems alert and quick, but sometimes a bit on edge. Jim tends to stay perpetually busy, and would find handiwork of some kind to be soothing.
To others, Jim Henson appears capable, mature, and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about Jim that inspired people to rely on him. Henson keeps his cool in most situations.
Jim Henson tends to blend in with and take on the characteristics of the people in his surroundings, and may thus not make a powerful individual statement of his own. He may project an aura of glamour or "make-believe", and enjoy trying on different personalities at different times.
At times his desire to impress other people, to be important, or to be popular may make Henson does things that go against his better judgment. Even Jim's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, seen as pompousness or interference. Jim Henson needs to be aware of his tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Square Asc.
Saturn Trine Asc.
Neptune Sextile Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.