Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry
Behind Alphonse Gratry's rather secretive and guarded exterior (as described on the previous page), he is very competitive, dynamic and driven. This aspect of Alphonse Gratry's character is described in more detail in this chapter.
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. Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry 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 Alphonse Gratry's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry 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. Auguste likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry 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, Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Alphonse Gratry, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry 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 Alphonse Gratry's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry to do so.
He is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Alphonse Gratry invests a lot of his creative energy into his home, family relationships, and inner life.
The above description of Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry is so deeply ingrained that he has little objectivity and often little appreciation for other, different ways of approaching life. Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry tends to be one-sided. There is little ambiguity in his makeup and he generally knows what he wants and what will make him happy.
Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry 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. Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Auguste 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 Alphonse Gratry many allies and successes in life.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Alphonse Gratry's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
He may have had a demanding and perfectionist or absent father. In any case, a lack of support and approval, a great deal of responsibility at an early age and an underlying feeling that he can never quite measure up may hold Alphonse Gratry back. While he may encounter a great deal of adversity and struggle alone through many of life's trials, this makes Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry tough and determined. However, Alphonse Gratry should beware of becoming cynical, too hard on himself, and too demanding and critical of others.
His mind is very active and his judgment usually is sound. Although Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry's thinking is influenced by his feelings, he is inclined to think in realistic and practical terms. He is in control of his feelings and is able to express them rationally.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 4th house
Sun Conjunct Moon
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Opposition Saturn
Sun Conjunct Moon/Mercury