approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Prince of Orange's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Prince Willem-Alexander comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Prince Willem-Alexander - 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 Prince Willem-Alexander" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Prince of Orange a little better. This page describes the disguise Prince of the Netherlands wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is very strong-willed and proud, but intensely private and not easy to know well. Behind Prince of the Netherlands' quiet exterior lies a great deal of emotional depth, sensitivity, complexity, and also fierce determination. When Prince Willem-Alexander wants something he goes after it rather quietly but insistently and wholeheartedly - and what Prince Willem-Alexander wants, Prince Willem-Alexander usually gets.
He is not a person who lives haphazardly or superficially. Prince of Orange wants to live passionately and intensely and is not averse to challenge, danger, or to facing the darker side of life - human pain and struggle. Prince Willem-Alexander functions well in crisis situations and he often seeks them out, for he enjoys the feeling of living at full capacity.
He is very intuitive about other people and especially about their unspoken feelings and hidden motives. Prince Willem-Alexander usually has strong, immediate gut reactions, either positive or negative, which prove to be correct. Prince of the Netherlands approaches life very instinctively and is not always fully conscious of why he feels or acts the way he does. Prince Willem-Alexander also has a very strong affinity with animals - an acute sensitivity and a nonverbal rapport with them.
In new relationships he is rather cautious, sometimes even suspicious, until he gets to know and trust someone - and trust does not come easily to Prince of the Netherlands. When Prince Willem-Alexander commits himself emotionally to someone, be it friend or lover, he is intensely loyal and devoted to them and he also expects the same kind of unwavering, undying loyalty in return. If he is ever betrayed by someone he cares deeply for, Prince Willem-Alexander is capable of hating and retaliating with as much fervor as he once loved. Nothing is done halfway. In fact, he is intensely involved and often jealously attached to whatever he cares about, be it person, idea, or cause. There is definitely a streak of emotional fanaticism in him.
Because of his natural reserve, others may see Prince Willem-Alexander as something of an enigma. He is quite self-protective and often defensive. Prince Willem-Alexander also has a very magnetic quality, especially to members of the opposite sex.
Prince of the Netherlands draws much of his energy and sense of self from his relationships with others. He is inextricably connected with the significant others in his life; Prince Willem-Alexander may feel at a loss without them, even if he appears to be the powerful or dominant person in the relationship. Prince of Orange appears self-assured - as long as he is secure in the important relationships in his life.
Prince of the Netherlands may well have been discouraged from freely expressing himself. Moreover, he may be seriously inhibited by an overemphasis on being acceptable, conforming to certain standards and expectations, and generally not getting out of line.
Prince of the Netherlands would like to embrace the whole world and is everyone's favorite. Prince Willem-Alexander is very impressionable, has an inner feeling for others and can easily establish relationships with everyone. He is likely to have a busy social life and also enjoys working in group activities.
He may find it difficult to get ahead because Prince of Orange lacks the vitality to do so. Prince Willem-Alexander 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 Opposition Asc.
Saturn Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/N. Node
Asc. Conjunct Mars/Neptune