Though Artie Shaw seems rather cautious and conservative (as discussed in the previous chapter), he has a much more playful, humorous side as well. Moreover, the combination of his attention to detail and cautious, circumspect approach to life, coupled with his youthful curiosity and quick mind makes Artie mentally sharp, articulate and clever.
Artie Shaw is, in many ways, an eternal child. His mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful and always eager for new experiences - and his attention span is often quite brief. Shaw grasps ideas quickly and once his initial curiosity has been satisfied, he is ready to move on. Artie Shaw craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Artie Shaw to decide just where his talents and true vocation lie, for he has a multitude of interests and is loathe limiting himself by concentrating on just one. He is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. His curiosity and restlessness propel Artie toward many different experiences in life, and he is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even if it is something he does well, is tantamount to drudgery for Shaw.
Artie Shaw lives in his head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and he needs mental stimulation every bit as much as he needs food and drink. In fact, if Artie had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, he would very likely choose the former. Artie Shaw has a creative mind and he often lives by his wits.
He is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and interact with people. He enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting his ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas he has talent for.
Artie Shaw also has a rather lighthearted and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though he craves emotional involvement, it is hard for Artie Shaw to achieve it, for he is frequently unwilling to commit himself to anything, to take responsibility or to limit his personal freedom and mobility.
His happiness lies in using his creativity and language skills to communicate something meaningful, teach, inspire, or bring people together. Artie has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. His faults are his lack of constancy and persistence, and his tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
World travel, foreign cultures, and studies which expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world are very attractive to Shaw.
Artie Shaw has a philosophical turn of mind and is concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting the overview of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy his mind much of the time.
Artie Shaw 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. Artie Shaw has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Artie has lofty aspirations but does not struggle or labor to achieve them. His self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefit him in an almost magical way. His optimism and cheerful generosity also win Shaw many allies and successes in life.
Artie Shaw has a strong need for intellectual relationships and associations and he likes to share his intellectual interests with others. This could be in meetings or by joining various clubs and organizations.
Both sensitive and sensuous, Artie blends charm and energy. Artie Shaw 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 Artie, and his romantic relationships are passionate.
Artie Shaw has a pleasant and dreamy disposition with considerable romantic imagination. Artie has a strong longing for love, but he does not see others very clearly and may experience many disappointments in his emotional relationships.
Maintaining relationships with friends and associates is very important to Artie Shaw and he keeps in touch with them through his shared interests. His friends are likely to be very supportive to Shaw in everything he does.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 9th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Mercury/N. Node
Sun Conjunct Venus/Mars
Sun Conjunct Venus/Neptune
Sun Conjunct N. Node/MC