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 Holden comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner William Holden - 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 Holden" 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 Holden wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
He is a natural diplomat, reasonable, tolerant, fair, always willing to listen to varying viewpoints, and prepared to see the other side of an issue. Even if he strongly disagrees with someone, William Holden will try to find points of similarity and agreement rather than emphasizing the differences. He often avoids taking an extreme or one-sided stance on anything. William has a strong desire for harmonious and pleasant relationships, and revels in a spirit of cooperation, compromise, friendship, and fairness. William Holden very much wants to be liked and because of his need for approval and acceptance, Holden is easily influenced by others' opinions, especially those expressed by the young. He so much wants to please that often William Holden will suppress his own intense or unpleasant feelings in order to avoid offending others. Sometimes Holden's politeness is interpreted as being phony or wishy-washy.
His need to create harmony extends to his physical environment and personal appearance as well. William Holden appreciates beauty and has a natural sense of balance, symmetry, and proportion. He does everything in good taste, with a sense of style and art. From his home furnishings to his choice of clothing, everything must be aesthetically appealing, not simply functional or utilitarian.
He also feels that relationships are a form of art - one that Holden is especially interested in and usually quite skilled at, for William possesses tact and acute awareness of other people. Marriage is very significant to him and finding the right person to share his life with is extremely important. Being part of a close relationship seems natural to William Holden - he is not an independent loner. Having a partner increases his self-confidence. William Holden does have a tendency, however, to become overly dependent on his partner and perhaps not to develop a clearly defined identity outside of the relationship. Finding the balance between being himself and blending and uniting with another is a challenge for William.
Others see William Holden as an agreeable, smooth, harmonious, and "nice" person. Though there may be much more to him, this is the sort of face Holden shows to the world. He possesses personal charm and an understated, non-combative manner. His motto could be "one catches more flies with honey than with vinegar" for William Holden usually adopts a friendly, cooperative approach rather than a strong, forceful, I'm-going-to-conquer-the-world attitude.
There is an intense and somewhat secretive or guarded quality about William Holden which may make people around him distinctly uncomfortable. They may feel that William he is constantly scanning their inner motives, and he probably is. Holden sees through anything phony, any false pretense - and he may or may not be above using others' Achilles' heels (which he perceives so clearly) against them. At times though, William Holden may be too suspicious and assigns negative intentions to innocent people. William should avoid looking always on the dark side.
William Holden seems tolerant, broad-minded, and well-educated or as if he has traveled widely. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Holden is apt to have a significant impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it - a positive, encouraging one.
William Holden 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, William Holden seemed mature for his age.
The initial impression Holden makes on people may be somewhat deceiving, in that the way William thinks and his true opinions are not always readily apparent. William Holden 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 Holden 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.
The way William Holden comes across to others, particularly on first impression, tends to conceal certain important aspects of his. Specifically, what gives William pleasure, how he likes to give and receive affection, and what he seeks in friendship or love relationships are not at all apparent from Holden's outward demeanor. William Holden seems to send mixed signals, and this can create a bit of confusion for the people who are interested in getting close to him or knowing him on more than a superficial level.
William Holden has a big heart, is generous with his affections, and has a strong desire to take care of everyone around him. It is easy for Holden to establish personal contacts and relationships because of his ability to fully understand others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Square Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Saturn Sextile Asc.
Mercury Quincunx Asc.
Venus Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Moon/N. Node