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 Petersen comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner William Petersen - 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 Petersen" 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 Petersen wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
William Petersen is always questioning and learning, and he seems young and alive no matter what his chronological age, for his mind is always alert, curious, flexible, and open to new experiences. William Petersen has a childlike enthusiasm for anything new and he learns easily, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Petersen can be somewhat of a scatterbrain, for he tends to have so many ideas and irons in the fire that it is hard to keep track of them all. He needs and craves variety, change, mental stimulation, and an active social life.
Articulate, clever, often funny and witty, he is always a refreshing and interesting conversationalist. William Petersen enjoys meeting and interacting with a variety of different people. He is friendly, flirtatious, and charming in a playful way, and no matter how badly he may be feeling, William never comes across as melancholic or somber. He may seem frivolous to other, more serious souls. William Petersen has a sense of humor and a sense of perspective that prevent him from taking himself or life too seriously. In fact, Petersen may seem flippant or unconcerned about matters that others consider very important.
In general, William Petersen responds to life mentally and objectively rather than emotionally, and he may not empathize with people very much. William does not like to be weighed down with too much responsibility or with others' emotional burdens. Furthermore, if he cannot fully grasp something with his reason and logic, Petersen will often choose to ignore it, including his own and other people's irrational feelings, desires, and needs.
Consistency and reliability are not great virtues of Petersen's and his life is apt to be full of changes and movement due to his restlessness. William Petersen becomes nervous and fidgety if things are not moving quickly enough. He is interested in what is current and up-to-date, the newest trends in thought or style.
His gifts are a quick mind, verbal facility, a flair for language, social sophistication and polish, the ability to communicate, converse, and build bridges between people and between ideas. William Petersen tends to become an incessant chatterbox or gossip if he does not have work or other activities that utilize his mental, verbal, and social skills.
To others, William Petersen appears capable, mature and down to earth. Even when he was young, there was a certain practicality and responsible air about William that inspired people to rely on him. Petersen keeps his cool in most situations.
There is an air of universal sympathy, gentleness and nonjudgmental acceptance about William Petersen which draws people in need to him. Because he has a good deal of intuitive insight or psychic perceptiveness, William is able to say or do just the right thing for them. William Petersen needs to beware of fostering dependency in those people, however.
It may be hard for William Petersen to hold his ground and he may be taken advantage of easily. Petersen displays little strength or force to others and may be quick to resign, despite having many longings, hopes, and wishes for the future.
William Petersen seems to float between the world of illusion and reality and prefers to live in the former. Somewhat insecure and uncertain, he may try to avoid responsibility. His ideas tend to be a bit strange and William Petersen should guard against pursuing the wrong objectives.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Trine Asc.
Neptune Trine Asc.
Asc. Opposition Sun/Neptune
Asc. Opposition Neptune/MC