approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Paul's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Paul Tillich comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Paul Tillich - 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 Paul Tillich" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Paul a little better. This page describes the disguise Tillich wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Paul Tillich 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. Paul 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. Tillich tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Tillich.
Tillich 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, Paul Tillich 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 Paul'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 Paul 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. Paul Tillich empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Paul Tillich 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. Paul Tillich communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Paul never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Paul Tillich 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, Paul will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Tillich can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Paul Tillich seems quirky, unusual, offbeat and "different". Sometimes it seems that he is trying to provoke people and upset the status quo just by being himself. Tillich tends to be restless, excitable, and somewhat ungrounded or nervous as well.
He is very receptive to the influence of his environment, giving other people a chance to exploit or use him. Paul Tillich has the ability to tune into the events around him, but he also should be careful not to overreact to the intentions of others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Square Asc.
Uranus Square Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Neptune