approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Joaquin's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Joaquin Phoenix comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Joaquin Phoenix - 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 Joaquin Phoenix" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Joaquin a little better. This page describes the disguise Phoenix wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Joaquin Phoenix frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Phoenix, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. Joaquin does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others Joaquin Phoenix seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Joaquin dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Phoenix likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Joaquin Phoenix respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Phoenix's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Joaquin Phoenix has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Joaquin Phoenix spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in him. Joaquin exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Phoenix shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Joaquin Phoenix seems like a loner or isolationist at times, and it may be difficult to get to know him or form close friendships with him. To others, Joaquin may appear standoffish, as if he judges them from afar.
Joaquin Phoenix feels good about himself and enjoys good relationships with his friends and neighbors. He exchanges ideas with them in a very relaxed and open manner, always willing to learn more about himself, the world and other people.
Others are attracted to Phoenix because of his light-hearted, cheerful and optimistic personality. Very charming, Joaquin Phoenix is likely to give frequent compliments. He is very affectionate toward others and has a need to be in active relationships with people.
His attitude towards life is governed by his feelings and Joaquin Phoenix tends to seek cordial understanding with others. Joaquin has the ability to perceive other peoples' spiritual needs, and trusting his judgment, they are likely to come to Phoenix for advice.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Opposition Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Moon
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Venus
Asc. Conjunct Moon/MC