approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Russ' basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Russ Meyer comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Russ Meyer - 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 Russ Meyer" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Russ a little better. This page describes the disguise Meyer wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Russ Meyer 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. Russ 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. Meyer tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Meyer.
Meyer 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, Russ Meyer 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 Russ' 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 Russ 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. Russ Meyer empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Russ Meyer 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. Russ Meyer communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Russ never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
The effect of his childhood experiences, and the beliefs and attitudes Russ learned while young, are clearly apparent in his demeanor. It is all right on the surface, but when trouble arises Russ Meyer seems childish and needy. When he is in smoother waters, he appears to have a vulnerable, trusting nature that brings out the mothering instinct in other people.
Russ Meyer 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, Russ Meyer may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
Russ Meyer 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, Russ will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Meyer can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
Russ Meyer appears to be liberal and open-minded. Anything new, innovative, unusual, or off the beaten track arouses his interest. Meyer infuses his environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, Russ Meyer does enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
Russ often comes across to others more abruptly or even antagonistically than is necessary to achieve his aims. And naturally if people perceive that he is trying to compete with them or run them over, some of them will put up a lot of resistance to Russ Meyer and his objectives. Meyer might be more successful if he tones himself down a bit and shows some consideration, without completely sacrificing his own needs and wants.
Meyer is cheerful, warm-hearted and social and he strives for a pleasant life. He likes to be seen in social circles and is charitable to his fellow man. It makes Russ Meyer happy to be involved in many relationships and he is very sympathetic toward everyone.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Opposition Asc.
Venus Square Asc.
Jupiter Square Asc.
Uranus Trine Asc.
Mars Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/Jupiter