Behind Adams' open, enthusiastic, friendly demeanor (described in the previous chapter), he has a rather gentle, receding nature. He is much more sensitive and vulnerable than his outgoing demeanor would suggest.
Moreover, because his outgoing, enthusiastic approach to life is fueled by high idealism and a vivid imagination, Ansel Adams easily becomes enamored of a romantic or idealistic goal or vision without investing sufficient energy into analyzing, planning or working in order to realize his dreams. Too often Adams waits for the blessings of fortune to provide him with the resources needed rather than applying himself to the work that needs to be done. When properly channeled, Ansel's enthusiasm and vision can be an inspiration to others and an endless source of creative ideas that propel Ansel Adams toward very interesting, creative endeavors.
At heart he is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of his imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Ansel Adams as anything in the outer world, though he may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting his inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, he has a rich inner life, though Adams may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Ansel Adams usually keeps to himself.
Ansel shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. He is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. Ansel has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and he often feels the pain of others as if it were his own. Ansel Adams sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. He is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, Adams tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of his kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon him. Ansel has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not his strong points.
He is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and he tries to avoid open conflict. Adams will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Adams tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. He is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Ansel Adams does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
His gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for he possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. Ansel Adams has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
His faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change his life for the better. He also tends to become so detached from his immediate environment that he lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around Adams more than it bothers him.
Ownership gives Ansel Adams a sense of security, and he has a strong attachment to his possessions. Ansel also has a natural instinct or understanding of economics, finance, trade, and appraising the value of merchandise.
Ansel Adams tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Ansel Adams has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
He is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. His spiritual values color Ansel's whole perspective and approach to life. He is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
Both sensitive and sensuous, Ansel blends charm and energy. Ansel Adams has a healthy sexuality and a good balance between activity and passivity. He may be fond of singing, dancing, music and drama. Romance comes easily to Ansel, and his romantic relationships are passionate.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 2nd house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Conjunct Venus/Mars