Guinness will notice that his description below highlights many of the same points raised in Chapter 2. Because he is so self-reliant, independent and unwilling to compromise or even cooperate with others, Alec Guinness is likely to be self-employed or at least have a job that allows him to work at his own pace with minimal supervision.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle his way through life, relying on no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence and courage. Alec Guinness believes in being totally honest, true to himself and his own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Guinness' gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Alec Guinness craves the freedom to do things in his own way, and he works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not his style. Alec likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Alec Guinness loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then he is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for him. He is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though he may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Alec Guinness also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Guinness, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Alec Guinness believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Alec Guinness hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting his own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for him.
He is basically aggressive in his attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. He is often so fired up about his own projects or goals that he inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Guinness' relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Alec Guinness to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Alec Guinness would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Alec Guinness to do so.
Alec Guinness tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where his efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting himself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for Guinness.
His life is apt to be blessed with more than his share of helpful friends, fortuitous relationships, and doors opening to him at just the right time. Because Alec Guinness is usually willing to share and to give back to others in a generous way, he continues to generate successes in his life no matter how unfortunate prevailing circumstances are. Alec should beware, however, of becoming an opportunist.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Guinness' optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Alec Guinness tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
Alec Guinness has a healthy amount of self-control and self-discipline. Guinness also radiates a rather responsible, trustworthy, solid feeling about himself which will win him the confidence of others, especially his superiors.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Alec Guinness that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Guinness 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! Alec Guinness 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. Alec does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
Alec Guinness has a strong will and the desire to be successful no matter what obstacles or resistance he has to overcome. Whatever he does, he knows what he wants to get out of it and drives toward that end with great vigor.
Guinness tends to be in a constant state of tension and seems to look for avenues to test his strength. Alec Guinness uses all the energy at his disposal in order to succeed. Somewhat rebellious and inflexible, Alec fights any opposition or resistance he meets.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 12th house
Sun Sextile Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Sextile Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun Opposition Mars/MC
Sun Conjunct Saturn/Uranus