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 Shatner comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner William Shatner - 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 Shatner" 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 Shatner 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 Shatner 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. Shatner 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 Shatner 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 Shatner 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 Shatner is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Shatner probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Shatner's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see William Shatner 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 Shatner is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. William Shatner is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. William Shatner 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 Shatner's work or outside social activities.
His emotional responses, feelings and prejudices come across to others quite clearly and William Shatner could come across as rather moody and fickle. On the other hand, he is not impersonal or removed, so people are drawn to confide in him. At times Shatner may wish he were not so easy to read.
William Shatner comes across to others as intelligent, alert, articulate, knowledgeable and communicative. He is quite curious and interested in the people and events around him and cannot resist commenting about them.
Shatner also needs to be busy and active and he moves quickly. William Shatner also appears to be restless. Keeping his mind or hands occupied helps with that.
At times his desire to impress other people, or be important or popular may make Shatner do things that go against his better judgment. Even William's sincere attempts to be generous or helpful may be misinterpreted, or seen as pompousness or interference. William Shatner needs to be aware of his tendency to overdo - to go all out - even when it is not appropriate.
William Shatner has a tendency to live in a world of his own, a world that is likely to be far from reality. William wants to make a big impression, and with his dazzling personality he knows how to put on a brilliant show.
William Shatner tends to get easily excited and may act a bit restless in the presence of other people. Always in motion, Shatner comes across like a whirlwind and has a constant need for different and new experiences.
William Shatner tends to lead a very harmonious life and live in peaceful surroundings. His emotions seem to play a big part in his relationships with others and Shatner bases his relationships on inner understanding between people.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon Square Asc.
Mercury Sextile Asc.
Jupiter Quincunx Asc.
Asc. Opposition Jupiter/Neptune
Asc. Conjunct Uranus/MC
Asc. Conjunct MC/N. Node