approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Wilhelm's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Wilhelm Reich comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Wilhelm Reich - 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 Wilhelm Reich" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Wilhelm a little better. This page describes the disguise Reich 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, Wilhelm Reich 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 Reich, 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. Wilhelm 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 Wilhelm Reich seems mature, serious, quiet, reflective, and emotionally detached. Wilhelm dislikes sloppy sentimentality and will not openly display his feelings, especially the more tender ones. Reich likes to always appear poised and in control; and he hates to show any weakness, vulnerability, or chinks in his armor.
Wilhelm Reich 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 Reich's guide in life, and he in turn develops a great deal of hard-earned wisdom, which he likes to impart to younger people.
Wilhelm Reich 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. Wilhelm Reich 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. Wilhelm 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 Reich shows the world is modest and rather conservative.
Wilhelm Reich comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable, and communicative. He is quite curious and interested in the people and events around him, and cannot resist commenting about them.
Reich also needs to be busy and active, and he moves quickly. Wilhelm Reich also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
Wilhelm Reich appears responsible, conscientious, and solid - qualities which encourage others to take him seriously. He is unlikely to present himself as more than he is, and this humility is often endearing, or at least appealing, to others. Even as a youth, Wilhelm Reich seemed mature for his age.
Wilhelm Reich appears to be unusual, highly independent, and a free spirit. There is a touch of brilliance, of the creative genius, in his manner. He is also restless and easily distracted, tending to fly from one thing to another, which may give the impression that Reich is unreliable.
Wilhelm 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 Wilhelm Reich and his objectives. Reich might be more successful if he tones himself down a bit and shows some consideration, without completely sacrificing his own needs and wants.
Reich is likely to go his own way in life and he ha a tendency to keep secluded from others. Always preoccupied with his own thoughts and ideas, Wilhelm Reich gives other people the impression that he does not want to be bothered with their problems.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Mars Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Mercury/Saturn