approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Joseph's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Joseph Reitman comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Joseph Reitman - 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 Joseph Reitman" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Joseph a little better. This page describes the disguise Reitman wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, he is a person who is content to stay in the background or to serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. He is quite humble in his own assessment of himself; he seeks perfection, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how well he does something, Joseph Reitman always sees the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often Reitman will simply refuse to attempt something because he feels he cannot meet his own high standards.
Joseph Reitman has an eye for detail and he gets upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider rather inconsequential or trivial. He is hard to please and his relationships with others may suffer because of this. Joseph Reitman also has refined sensitivities and is very discriminating and particular in his choice of foods, clothes, friends, artwork, etc. Order in Reitman's environment is very important to Reitman.
Reitman steps into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, he is unlikely to dive into it. Joseph Reitman tends to underestimate his own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits his spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of his. On the other hand, Joseph rarely falls flat on his face and what he does, he does very well.
Others see Joseph Reitman as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. Reitman has a strong sense of propriety. Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to him. His clear, cool, objective and non-emotional attitude is apparent to others first, and though he is really quite helpful and caring, he does not radiate much sympathy and as a result, others may not see the helpful side as readily. Joseph may seem more businesslike and factual as well as more conservative than he really is at heart. He is the person others might go to for technical advice or an unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
He is keenly observant, intelligent, and has a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but he is not especially ambitious and is often satisfied with a rather simple, unglamourous position in life.
Despite the fact that his core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Joseph Reitman has a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in his environment. He may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, Joseph Reitman often does not get the full recognition he wishes for.
Joseph Reitman appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion, and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. Being overly concerned with appearances and surface beauty is possible; and if so, Joseph Reitman may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Joseph Reitman 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.
Reitman also needs to be busy and active, and he moves quickly. Joseph Reitman also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
He may find it difficult to get ahead because Joseph lacks the vitality to do so. Joseph Reitman tends to wait for better conditions and has the desire to accomplish a lot without straining himself too much. Quite often, though, his plans just seem to hang in the air.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Sun Square Asc.
Venus Square Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Neptune