William Howard Taft
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 Howard Taft comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner William Howard Taft - 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 Howard Taft" 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 Taft wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
William Howard Taft has a sensible and realistic outlook on life and his two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though he may, on occasion, have his head in the clouds). Others often see Taft as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. He is, in fact, amazingly consistent for he possesses great powers of endurance and does not like to make changes or adjustments to his regular routine. William does things deliberately and methodically and does not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though he has a gentle, even soft, appearance, William Howard Taft is enormously strong-willed and stubborn. He follows his own pace and refuses to be rushed or pushed into anything before he feels sure about it. Taft can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love or affection - but never forced. He will not fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt at being coerced into doing something he does not want to do.
When Taft has a purpose, he is extremely fixed, immovable, and bullheaded about it. His obstinacy is often infuriating to others, especially since it takes much provocation to make him flare up or respond to their anger. William Howard Taft appears calm, unruffled, and unemotional most of the time, but behind his easygoing and peaceable appearance there lies great strength. When it comes to a contest of wills, William often wins simply due to his relentless persistence and his ability to outlast just about anyone. Another reason for his reluctance to make changes is his very strong need for security. William is most comfortable in stable, relatively unchanging conditions and he also has a strong desire for tangible security - a home of his own, money in the bank, job security, etc. The flip side of Taft's hankering for permanence is that he easily gets caught up in a rut and will stay in a familiar situation (e.g. job, marriage) long after it has lost its vitality and interest.
William Howard Taft has a keen appreciation of the natural world and he derives great joy from the down-to-earth comforts of the physical world, with its myriad of delights. He is quite sensual in a very natural, wholesome way and he knows how to enjoy himself. Taft is appealing to the opposite sex in an earthy way. He is also a great lover of beauty and his tastes are basically conventional or classic - not modern.
William Howard Taft appears to be sweet to other people, and he knows how to use charm, persuasion, and affection rather than more direct (but possibly disagreeable) methods to get his point across. Being overly concerned with appearances and surface beauty is possible; and if so, William Howard Taft may also seem vain and narcissistic to others.
His attitude towards life is governed by his feelings and William Howard Taft tends to seek cordial understanding with others. William has the ability to perceive other peoples' spiritual needs, and trusting his judgment, they are likely to come to Taft for advice.
He is a born leader and wants to be in power and control of his environment. Far-sighted and prudent, William Howard Taft 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 Square Asc.
Asc. Opposition Moon/MC
Asc. Conjunct Jupiter/Pluto