Behind Houssaye's rather solid, conservative appearance (as described on the previous page), he really is a go-getter. While Arsène Houssaye seems rather soft, there is actually a lot of fight and spunk in him. His practical and down-to-earth side may be at odds with the part of Houssaye that wants action, exploration, adventure and excitement, but these two facets of his nature can also complement one another. His pioneering and enterprising spirit is liable to get Arsène Houssaye in trouble several times, but eventually his determination to see a project through will succeed.
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. Arsène Houssaye 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 Houssaye's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Arsène Houssaye 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. Arsène likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Arsène Houssaye 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, Arsène Houssaye also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Houssaye, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Arsène Houssaye believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Arsène Houssaye 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 Houssaye's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Arsène Houssaye to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Arsène Houssaye would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Arsène Houssaye to do so.
Arsène Houssaye 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. Houssaye may find it exceedingly uncomfortable to assert himself or get up in front of an audience.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to Houssaye, and he does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how he is going to live his life. Arsène Houssaye craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Arsène Houssaye possesses inventive and creative genius.
He may find it hard to establish relationships with other people and he tends to look for more timid partners. Arsène Houssaye could also have difficulty expressing his ideas to others as well as coming to an understanding with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 12th house
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun Opposition Neptune/N. Node