Although he has lofty ideals and is high-minded in many ways (as mentioned in the previous chapter), there is a side of Abdul Baha'i that is sly, funny, and really cannot take anything too seriously. His sense of humor saves `Abbás from becoming overly earnest about himself or the things he believes in.
Abdul Baha'i is, in many ways, an eternal child. His mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful and always eager for new experiences - and his attention span is often quite brief. `Abbás grasps ideas quickly and once his initial curiosity has been satisfied, he is ready to move on. Abdul Baha'i craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Abdul Baha'i to decide just where his talents and true vocation lie, for he has a multitude of interests and is loathe limiting himself by concentrating on just one. He is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. His curiosity and restlessness propel Abdul Baha'i toward many different experiences in life, and he is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even if it is something he does well, is tantamount to drudgery for `Abbás.
Abdul Baha'i lives in his head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and he needs mental stimulation every bit as much as he needs food and drink. In fact, if Abdul Baha'i had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, he would very likely choose the former. Abdul Baha'i has a creative mind and he often lives by his wits.
He is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and interact with people. He enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting his ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas he has talent for.
Abdul Baha'i also has a rather lighthearted and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though he craves emotional involvement, it is hard for Abdul Baha'i to achieve it, for he is frequently unwilling to commit himself to anything, to take responsibility or to limit his personal freedom and mobility.
His happiness lies in using his creativity and language skills to communicate something meaningful, teach, inspire, or bring people together. Abdul Baha'i has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. His faults are his lack of constancy and persistence, and his tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
He is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Abdul Baha'i prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
`Abbás invests a lot of his creative energy into his home, family relationships, and his inner life.
Realistic and practical, Abdul Baha'i sets goals for himself that are modest enough for him to actually achieve. He is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for `Abbás possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Abdul Baha'i also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling his obligations. `Abbás often does things because he feels it is expected of him.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Abdul Baha'i that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. `Abbás can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
He is an original! Abdul Baha'i radiates a sort of electrical excitement about the things he is interested in, and conveys this to others, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Abdul Baha'i does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 4th house
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Sextile Uranus