Even though he is emotionally intense and can be somewhat of a pressure cooker at times (as described on the previous page), Bertrand Russell is very grounded and stable at heart, as described in more detail below. His essentially sensible, practical nature enables Bertrand Russell to direct some of his powerful feelings and drives into productive channels.
He is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of his greatest assets. Once Russell's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Bertrand Russell has a very practical nature; he wants to see concrete, tangible results for his efforts, and he is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of his "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for he has a great love of the physical world and he wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Bertrand Russell will work long and persistently, he also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and he wants to enjoy what he has worked for. In fact, Russell can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Bertrand Russell also loves the beauty of the natural world and he probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, his needs are simple and he is easy to please. Bertrand Russell has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless he is forced to do so. He is not very demanding emotionally, though he does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of his faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Russell for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Bertrand Russell usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Bertrand Russell also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. He makes an excellent parent, especially if he follows his instincts more often than "the experts".
Bertrand has three major faults: one is his bullheaded obstinacy. The second is his unwillingness to deviate from his safe, predictable routine. And the third is Russell's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Bertrand Russell lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
Bertrand Russell invests a tremendous amount of his creative energy into his relationships with others, particularly his marriage or other close partnerships. Bertrand feels that he needs others in order to be all that he can be, and he is disinclined to solitary activities and endeavors.
Working with people on a one-to-one basis to bring about mutual understanding, harmony, and satisfaction is an area in which Bertrand Russell can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of his.
He is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Bertrand Russell has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Bertrand Russell has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
His life is apt to be blessed with more than his share of helpful friends, fortuitous relationships, and doors opening to him at just the right time. Because Bertrand Russell is usually willing to share and to give back to others in a generous way, he continues to generate successes in his life no matter how unfortunate prevailing circumstances are. Bertrand should beware, however, of becoming an opportunist.
He is an original! Bertrand Russell radiates a sort of electrical excitement about the things he is interested in, and conveys this to others, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Bertrand does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
He keeps his feelings well under control, but is inclined to feel inferior and insecure. Russell displays a cool and reserved manner and tries to hide his inner discontentment. Bertrand Russell also has a tendency to cling to the past.
He is polite and gallant and makes a special effort to meet others half-way. Bertrand Russell has the ability to give and receive love. Nurturing friendships, personal love relationships and social life is important to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 7th house
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun Sextile Jupiter
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun Opposition Moon/Saturn
Sun Conjunct Venus/N. Node