approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of William's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way William Colby comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner William Colby - 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 William Colby" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know William a little better. This page describes the disguise Colby wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
William Colby appears gentle and soft, and he acts rather reserved with others until he knows them well and feels it is safe to be open with them. William has a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and is deeply attached to the past: his heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is familiar and safe can be very painful and difficult for him. Colby tends to cling to people, memories and possessions of personal or sentimental significance. Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to Colby.
Colby approaches life emotionally and subjectively and he is sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around him. Instinctive and non-rational, William Colby is often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for his actions. Something either feels right, or it does not.
His emotions and personal loyalties tend to color William's thoughts and opinions. He views life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach himself from his own personal bias and prejudices. He is apt to be concerned primarily with how something affects him and those dear and close to him, rather than with the principle or the broader social implications. For instance, he may be very patriotic and feel that whatever "my country" does is right without really knowing much about the other nation's policies or point of view. Simply put: if it is good for William and his near and dear ones, then it is good. If it is not good for him and his near and dear ones, it is no good.
He is tenaciously loyal, protective, and supportive of those he cares about, and has a very strong nurturing, paternal nature. William Colby empathizes with others and intuitively senses the feelings and needs of other people. Compassionate and sympathetic, he is easily moved by others' pain, and William Colby is often the one that others seek out when they need comfort, reassurance, or help.
His moods fluctuate and change frequently and he is sometimes open and sometimes withdrawn emotionally. William Colby communicates nonverbally and appreciates a person who can pick up subtle cues and hints, rather than having to make everything explicit.
William never forgets either kindness or unkindness shown to him.
William has an appealing physical appearance and this, along with his winning ways, is apt to make him a favorite in his immediate environment. William Colby is the "easy" one, and he knows how to please others. However, Colby must not take his personal charm for granted, because he may also seem vain or too needy for approval.
The initial impression Colby makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way William thinks and his true opinions are not always readily apparent. William Colby may try to clothe his ideas and thoughts in terms that tend to mute them rather than clarify them. For instance, he may have a very definite, unambiguous opinion, but state it in such a gentle, tactful manner that it seems that he does not believe it as vigorously as he does. This creates miscommunication or misunderstandings at times. On another level, William Colby tends to become scattered and nervous when he is out of balance. He needs clarity and order in his environment to be at his finest.
He may be seen as the wild card, the unpredictable or kooky one, because occasionally William Colby 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 William's role to shake things up a bit and he may not be entirely comfortable with this himself.
William Colby has a dynamic personality and great ability to improvise, but he is likely to surprise, perplex or confuse people in his relationships constantly. His somewhat eccentric, impulsive and hasty actions could lead to accidents if he is not careful.
He is a born leader and wants to be in power and control of his environment. Far-sighted and prudent, William Colby has the ability to organize projects, and personal advancement and public success is likely to be his.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Venus Trine Asc.
Mercury Quincunx Asc.
Uranus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Mercury/Uranus
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Pluto