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 Masters comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner William Masters - 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 Masters" 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 Masters wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, William Masters likes to be impressive and to be considered special and unique. He is not timid, meek, or self-effacing, and is rarely content with staying in the background or in a subordinate position. He is a natural leader, and does not take orders from others very well. Masters must have something of his own, something creative - be it a business, a project, a home or whatever - that he can develop and manage according to his own will and vision. Whatever William does, he does it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. He likes to put his own personal stamp on it.
William Masters also has a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect, and personal honor and is deeply offended if someone treats him in a humiliating or dishonorable way. Masters will rarely confront the offender - he is too proud to do so - but he will lose his affection and respect for them. William dislikes pettiness and hates to be snubbed or ignored.
Masters admires others who are strong individuals like himself. When William Masters befriends someone, Masters is tremendously loyal, sincere, and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person happy. He is very giving and generous, but his gifts are never anonymous - William expects recognition and appreciation for them. He also expects the intense loyalty that he offers to his dear ones to be reciprocated. However, William Masters often has trouble developing relationships with people who are as strong as himself, for he does not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If he is not in the leading role, he aspires to be and will compete with the person who is.
William Masters has great heart and courage, and people often look to him for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. William always puts his best face forward and rarely allows others to see him hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. William Masters also has a very strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise, although he does not like others to realize just how important it is to him.
His outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather self-centered. His own self-expression, self-actualization and self-realization interest William more than anything else. William Masters feels that if he does his best where he is, the rest of the world will take care of itself.
William either projects a very glamorous image to others, or is easily taken in by those who do. There is an elusive, dreamy quality about him. William Masters falls in love with images (the theater, movie stars, or other heroic, larger-than-life figures).
His desire to love and to be loved is very much apparent, very much on the surface, and William Masters is known for his personal charm and affectionate nature. He may also seem overly dependent on others' approval and appreciation of him.
The image that William Masters projects to the world and the person he really is inside, are considerably different. So much so that at times William may feel that people do not see or know the real him. They respond to the face they see, and the initial impression Masters makes may actually be misleading. Within him, also, there is much complexity and tension, and William Masters often feels that he needs to change himself in significant ways or that he continually holds back essential aspects of his.
William Masters has a kind and loving nature and he radiates friendliness and warmth wherever he goes. Because of his obliging and cordial manner, Masters is likely to have many harmonious relationships with others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Neptune Conjunct Ascendant in Leo
Venus Opposition Asc.
Sun Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Venus/N. Node