Although Arnold Toynbee is a team player who puts the group's welfare ahead of his own, he is also very competitive and aggressive. When his colleagues do exude as much energy as he does, Arnold Toynbee quickly becomes discouraged, frustrated and alienated from the group. Toynbee can also make an excellent leader, manager or coach by leading the team, group, or company to excellence.
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. Arnold Toynbee 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 Toynbee's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Arnold Toynbee 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. Arnold likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Arnold Toynbee 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, Arnold Toynbee also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Toynbee, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Arnold Toynbee believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Arnold Toynbee 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 Toynbee's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Arnold Toynbee to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Arnold Toynbee would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Arnold Toynbee to do so.
Ownership gives Arnold Toynbee a sense of security, and he has a strong attachment to his possessions. Arnold also has a natural instinct or understanding of economics, finance, trade, and appraising the value of merchandise.
If he follows his true nature, his life is apt to be unconventional, unusual, controversial and full of insecurity and excitement. Arnold Toynbee cannot and will not be forced into a pre-set mold, and Arnold finds it difficult to conform. His offbeat interests and tastes lead Toynbee to ventures that others may consider too "far-out" or experimental. Arnold Toynbee has a very creative, inventive streak.
He may lack direction and drive and tends to compare himself unfavorably to others. Toynbee alternates between caution and unrealistic expectations and lets others expect too much of him. But Arnold Toynbee plods forward steadily, reaching success later in life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 2nd house
Sun Opposition Uranus
Sun Opposition Jupiter/Saturn