Although he is polite, modest, and circumspect in manner (as described on the previous page), Charles Baudelaire actually has a lot of courage and drive, as discussed below. He may feel like Clark Kent at times! Underneath his quiet, unassuming appearance is a much more dynamic individual.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle your way through life, depending upon no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence, and courage. Charles Baudelaire believes in being totally honest, true to oneself and one's own vision and convictions, even if that means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor, and authenticity are Baudelaire's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Charles Baudelaire 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. Charles likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Charles Baudelaire 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 bring in some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are like death to him. He is not afraid of trying something that's never been done before, and even though he may be seen as a fool sometimes, Charles Baudelaire also discovers, invents, and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Baudelaire, and he wilts (or get very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic, and assertive. Charles Baudelaire believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he thinks of his as a strong person - even invincible. Charles Baudelaire hates being ill or in any way 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 has less facility in the receptive arts of relating to others, picking up subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing, and harmonizing. Often he is 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 go a long way in improving Baudelaire's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Charles Baudelaire to be rather insensitive, and to therefore alienate others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his ends by using anger or some version of a temper tantrum. Charles Baudelaire would gain much by learning to slow down, relax, and just let things be sometimes, but his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Charles Baudelaire to do this.
Charles Baudelaire craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable, or taboo. He may hide his interests or inclinations, except from those who know Charles very intimately. Charles Baudelaire is rarely content with himself and his life, and he has an inner urge to be continually going farther or deeper than him ever have before. Charles has also a strong interest in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
Charles Baudelaire often feels that he is at cross purposes with himself, for his conscious intentions and desires conflict with his subconscious emotional needs and drives. He is pulled in two different directions. Charles has difficulty satisfying both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Also, Charles sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to him or know what Charles really wants, thus creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
Charles Baudelaire has a mature and often somber demeanor. He is serious, reserved, self-disciplined, highly responsible and conscientious. He advances in life rather slowly, through his own efforts and persistence. He is also rather stern and judgmental, especially with himself. Cautious and careful, it is difficult for him to really let go, to be spontaneous and playful. Charles likes to be in control of himself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 8th house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Conjunct Saturn