approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Val's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Val Kilmer comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Val Kilmer - 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 Val Kilmer" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Val a little better. This page describes the disguise Kilmer wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Cautious, prudent, and rather self-contained, he is a person who approaches life realistically and who is not inclined to take foolish chances or get carried away by the overly optimistic or idealistic schemes of starry-eyed dreamers. In fact, Val Kilmer frequently has a jaundiced view of such things. He is rather worldly-wise at a fairly young age, even somewhat of a cynic. Often the world does not seem like a safe, friendly place to Kilmer, and he tends to approach life in a guarded, conservative manner. He is generally calculated and careful, and is rarely spontaneous, fluid, open, and childlike.
He is pragmatic, shrewd, and an excellent strategist, carefully planning his moves for maximum effectiveness and advantage. He is willing to work long and persistently for what he wants and he often does things the hard way. Val does not expect others to take care of him and sometimes refuses or simply does not seek any outside help. He is often very ambitious, but quietly so. There is nothing flamboyant or flashy about his approach. He is very responsible, conscientious, and concerned with his duties to others and how he comes across socially - his "rank" so to speak.
To others Val Kilmer seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Val dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Kilmer likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Val Kilmer respects tradition and the time-honored way of doing things, and he feels that there is much to be gained from studying history and also by learning from older, more experienced people. A wise mentor or father is often Kilmer's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Val Kilmer has a stern, authoritarian, no-nonsense aspect to his personality. He expects much from himself and may not give himself enough leeway to experiment and make mistakes.
He also tends to be rather close-fisted, to save and conserve his money and resources rather than spending or enjoying them. Val Kilmer spends money on things of quality and of lasting value, things which are good investments, but not frivolous, temporary pleasures. There is a bit of the ascetic in him. Val exercises great self-discipline and self-control and he can "do without" very well. His tastes are generally understated and simple.
Though he may have other, more colorful and imaginative sides, the face Kilmer shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
He may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally Val Kilmer does surprising things that are either totally out of character or are actually intended to shock people. There is an erratic quality or rebelliousness that comes across at odd moments. It seems to be Val's role to shake things up a bit and he may not be entirely comfortable with this himself.
Val Kilmer feels good about himself and enjoys good relationships with his friends and neighbors. He exchanges ideas with them in a very relaxed and open manner, always willing to learn more about himself, the world and other people.
Val Kilmer tends to suppress his feelings and may even pretend that he does not have any, therefore appearing rather cold. Val feels separated from others and is inclined to isolate himself. Others see Val Kilmer as a reserved, detached and serious person.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Uranus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Sun/Moon
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Saturn