approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Wiley's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Wiley Post comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Wiley Post - 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 Wiley Post" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Wiley a little better. This page describes the disguise Post 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, Wiley Post 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 Post, 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. Wiley 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 Wiley Post seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Wiley dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Post likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Wiley Post 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 Post's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Wiley Post 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. Wiley Post 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. Wiley 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 Post shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Wiley Post 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, Wiley will find that many people prefer to avoid him. Even without meaning to, Post can seem a bit arrogant or preachy.
His emotional instincts, feelings, and intuition play a big part in the decisions Wiley Post makes and how he interacts with the world, and generally his feelings are quite accurate and helpful to him. Also, establishing emotional rapport with the people he meets on a day to day level is rather easy for Post. Wiley Post appears somewhat sympathetic and concerned, so that others are drawn to him, especially when they need guidance or help.
There is a receptive, elusive quality to Wiley's personality. Post can be difficult to pin down, difficult to know, something of a mystery. At times Wiley Post may feel frustrated because he feels that he is not being perceived very clearly, that he does not make a powerful impression, that he is easily overlooked or discounted. If he does not wish to be "invisible", Post must make some effort to define and clarify - both for himself and for the rest of the world - who Wiley Post is. On the other hand, Wiley Post may purposely create illusions about himself with the intent to deceive - or entertain - others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Jupiter Square Asc.
Moon Sextile Asc.
Neptune Quincunx Asc.