Although it may seem that he is just patiently plodding along, Andrew Lawrence is actually quite shrewd and has a clear purpose in mind. He is far more astute and ambitious than his rather gentle, forbearing manner (described in the previous chapter) would suggest.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, he is driven to prove himself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. His work, his position in the world, and his contributions to society are very important to Lawrence. Andrew Lawrence will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal he has set for himself, and he often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Andrew Lawrence has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Andrew Lawrence seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. He is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. He is highly conscientious and even as a child he possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
He is basically a pragmatic realist, and though he may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, he feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Andrew has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in him as well.
He is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. He is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Andrew Lawrence has a great respect for tradition and even if he does not agree with certain laws, he will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Andrew Lawrence plays by the rules.
He is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. He is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving himself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Lawrence.
Lawrence's strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Lawrence. Andrew Lawrence has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Andrew Lawrence may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Andrew Lawrence often feels that he is at cross purposes with himself, for his conscious intentions and desires conflict with his subconscious emotional needs and drives. He is torn in two different directions. Andrew has difficulty satisfying both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Andrew sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to him or what Andrew really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
Andrew has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Andrew Lawrence tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, he never gives up on his hopes for the future. Lawrence tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
He is very receptive and sensitive but has a tendency to over-idealize, making his approach to love relationships, romance or marriage somewhat unrealistic. Andrew Lawrence also tends to be a bit absent-minded and naive, leaving himself open for being taken, swindled or lied to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 10th house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Neptune