approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Viggo's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Viggo Mortensen comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Viggo Mortensen - 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 Viggo Mortensen" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Viggo a little better. This page describes the disguise Mortensen wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
High-spirited, enthusiastic, and exuberant, Viggo loves adventure, change and exploring new territory. He is not happy with being confined to the same safe, familiar, secure little world all the time. Viggo Mortensen has a strong sense of restlessness and yearning for something greater than anything he has yet experienced, and he often lives in his dreams and visions for the future. Viggo Mortensen tends to believe that the grass is greener somewhere else, and he likes to keep moving, either literally or figuratively. Idealistic and optimistic, he always expects something better ahead. Viggo Mortensen loves to have a goal, something to aim for, but once he achieves it he is on to something else. He is ever on the lookout for new opportunities and he is a gambler, willing to take risks and to break new ground. The possibility of discovering something new is what makes life interesting for him. Viggo Mortensen has great faith in life and he bounces back quickly from disappointment and failure.
Freedom loving and independent, Viggo Mortensen cannot tolerate being caged in for very long, and friends and loved ones must respect his need for freedom of movement. Binding commitments, responsibilities and relationships often weigh heavily upon Viggo and he may resist "growing up" and assuming the limitations of adult life.
He is friendly and outgoing and has a great sense of fun and playfulness. He is also philosophically minded and often quite outspoken about his convictions and beliefs. Sometimes Viggo Mortensen gets carried away with his enthusiasm of the moment and he tends to exaggerate. He is often a big talker, a big maker of promises, and he is usually pretty convincing. He does everything in a big way, a generous way. Mortensen likes to have the best, and he heartily dislikes stinginess, small mindedness or pettiness. His vision is always large. He is able to perceive the big picture, general patterns and principles, and he is well suited to politics, business, higher education or religion.
Others see Viggo Mortensen as a good sport and a good friend, but one who is not always consistent and dependable. He may also be seen as a wise person since he does not get bogged down in pettiness and trivialities, and is able to communicate a broader perspective that opens up new horizons. He is a person who believes in miracles, grace, or just plain good luck, someone who never gives up on life, and he inspires and encourages others to keep looking ahead.
All of the above, while true of Viggo Mortensen much of the time, is substantially tempered by a distinct tendency for caution, self-control, and seriousness. While he is idealistic, philosophical, and insightful, Viggo also seeks order and structure in his philosophical pursuits in order to clearly formulate his ideals into a particular system. Viggo can become overly concerned with his beliefs and rather abstract and removed from everyday life. Viggo Mortensen has a mature demeanor and he appears wise to other people.
Viggo Mortensen can get by in life almost by personality alone. There is a radiant, warm, attractive quality about Viggo that others cannot help responding to favorably. Usually he appears confident and clear about who he is, and it is very difficult not to notice him or feel his influence when Mortensen is around.
Viggo Mortensen has a sweet, appealing demeanor and seems instinctively to grasp the concept that "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar". His personal brand of charm is usually quite winning. Viggo coax rather than coerce. However, if he does not get what he wants, Viggo Mortensen is likely to resort to insincere flattery, wheedling, whining, or pouting rather than stating directly what he needs, or doing for himself. Mortensen seems to need others' approval first.
Mortensen's intellect and his emotions are well balanced. Viggo has the ability to manage his feelings superbly and have a cautious, adaptable and open way about him. Viggo Mortensen likes to associate with the public and has an understanding for the "man on the street".
Viggo has an open and cheerful manner and attracts attention because of his good taste in clothing, hairdo and general well kept appearance. Viggo has the ability to create a harmonious environment and relationships and he is happy and confident in the company of others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Conjunct Ascendant in Sagittarius
Sun Sextile Asc.
Venus Sextile Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Mercury
Asc. Conjunct Moon/Jupiter