approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Jon-Erik's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Jon-Erik Hexum comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Jon-Erik Hexum - 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 Jon-Erik Hexum" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Jon-Erik a little better. This page describes the disguise Hexum 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, Jon-Erik Hexum 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 Hexum, 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. Jon-Erik 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 Jon-Erik Hexum seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Jon-Erik dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Hexum likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Jon-Erik Hexum 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 Hexum's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Jon-Erik Hexum 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. Jon-Erik Hexum 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. Jon-Erik 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 Hexum shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
His emotional responses, feelings and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and Jon-Erik Hexum could come across as rather moody and fickle. On the other hand, he is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in him. At times Hexum may wish he were not so easy to read.
Jon-Erik Hexum has a rather generous, open, broad-minded demeanor, and he likes to do things in a big way. If he does this primarily to impress others, Jon-Erik will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Hexum can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Jon-Erik Hexum comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable and communicative. He is quite curious and interested in the people and events around him and cannot resist commenting about them.
Hexum also needs to be busy and active and he moves quickly. Jon-Erik Hexum also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Jon-Erik has an open and cheerful manner and attracts attention because of his good taste in clothing, hairstyle and general appearance. Jon-Erik has the ability to create a harmonious environment and relationships and he is happy and confident in the company of others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Square Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/Jupiter