Behind Mengelberg's rather pragmatic, hardheaded exterior (mentioned in the previous chapter), he is an adventurer and a risk-taker at heart. His cool, conservative manner masks a much more fiery core.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle his way through life, relying on no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence and courage. Willem Mengelberg believes in being totally honest, true to himself and his own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Mengelberg's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Willem Mengelberg craves the freedom to do things in his own way, and he works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not his style. Willem likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Willem Mengelberg loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then he is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for him. He is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though he may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Willem Mengelberg also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Mengelberg, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Willem Mengelberg believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Willem Mengelberg hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting his own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for him.
He is basically aggressive in his attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. He is often so fired up about his own projects or goals that he inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Mengelberg's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Willem Mengelberg to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Willem Mengelberg would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Willem Mengelberg to do so.
Ownership gives Willem Mengelberg a sense of security, and he has a strong attachment to his possessions. Willem also has a natural instinct for or understanding of economics, finance, trade, and appraising the value of merchandise.
Willem Mengelberg tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Willem Mengelberg has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Willem Mengelberg has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Willem Mengelberg tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
He is inclined to feel uncomfortable or restrained in some way in the presence of others and prefer to be alone. Willem Mengelberg is modest and shy in his approach to others and tends to accept more responsibility than he really needs to.
Willem Mengelberg loves to entertain and likes to cultivate social contacts. He enjoys forming close personal relationships with others and most of them should be harmonious. Willem prefers teamwork rather than separate efforts to realize his goals.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 2nd house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Square Saturn
Sun Conjunct Saturn/N. Node
Sun Conjunct N. Node/Asc.