William S. Burroughs
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 S. Burroughs comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner William S. Burroughs - 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 S. Burroughs" 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 Burroughs wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, he is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and William S. Burroughs is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. He is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Burroughs sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and he wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to his community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color William's whole outlook and approach to life. He is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only his own personal well-being.
Sometimes he may overlook or ignore his own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to his ideals of how one should feel or act. Though he has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, William S. Burroughs himself is sometimes dogmatic about his beliefs and ideologies.
He is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and he is eclectic and cosmopolitan in his tastes. He may consider himself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. William S. Burroughs is strongly influenced by his peer group and the flavor of the times in which he grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. He is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, William S. Burroughs is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Burroughs probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Burroughs' relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see William S. Burroughs as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. William does not often show his emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for he tends to be very rational.
William S. Burroughs is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. William S. Burroughs is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. William S. Burroughs needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Burroughs' work or outside social activities.
There is a certain intensity, charisma, or compelling attractiveness about William S. Burroughs that may have little to do with his physical features. It is energy, a subtle sexuality that he emanates. Also, Burroughs tends to do everything wholeheartedly and with passion, which is quite fascinating to other people. His instincts and psychological perceptions about others are quite incisive.
There is a receptive, elusive quality to William's personality. Burroughs can be difficult to pin down, difficult to know, something of a mystery. At times William S. Burroughs may feel frustrated because he feels that he is not being perceived very clearly, that he does not make a powerful impression, that he is easily overlooked or discounted. If he does not wish to be "invisible", Burroughs must make some effort to define and clarify - both for himself and for the rest of the world - who William S. Burroughs is. On the other hand, William S. Burroughs may purposely create illusions about himself with the intent to deceive - or entertain - others.
Burroughs strongly resents daily routine and is always ready and willing to challenge life. Responding quickly to people around him, William S. Burroughs spontaneously connect with them and tends to become stimulated through them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Pluto Trine Asc.
Neptune Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/N. Node