approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Steven's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Steven Spielberg comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Steven Spielberg - 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 Steven Spielberg" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Steven a little better. This page describes the disguise Spielberg wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Steven Spielberg 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. Steven 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. Spielberg tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Spielberg.
Spielberg 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, Steven Spielberg 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 Steven'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 Steven 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. Steven Spielberg empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and Steven Spielberg 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. Steven Spielberg communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
Steven never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
Steven Spielberg is extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around him, and at times he can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for him, as Steven Spielberg tends to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whomever he is with. He may have the chameleon's trait of seeming to become the people or person he is with the most.
Steven Spielberg appears sympathetic and approachable. Because he uses his feelings and intuition in assessing people, others sense that Spielberg understands their feelings or their personal situations. At the same time Steven Spielberg really wants people to know how he feels, and their care and support are very important to him.
The initial impression Spielberg makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way Steven thinks and his true opinions are not always readily apparent. Steven Spielberg may try to clothe his ideas and thoughts in terms that tend to mute them rather than clarify them. For instance, he may have a very definite, unambiguous opinion, but state it in such a gentle, tactful manner that it seems that he does not believe it as vigorously as he does. This creates miscommunication or misunderstandings at times. On another level, Steven Spielberg tends to become scattered and nervous when he is out of balance. He needs clarity and order in his environment to be at his finest.
Steven Spielberg tends to be somewhat inhibited and does not want to attract attention to him. He is likely to think that other people are more important than he is and prefers to live in seclusion.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Square Asc.
Moon Trine Asc.
Mercury Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Saturn/N. Node