Although Bill Maher comes across in a very gracious, tactful, and considerate manner (as described on the previous page), he also holds some very definite points of view. Others may be surprised when they get to know Bill and recognize his willfulness and strong opinions.
He is a freedom-loving, strong-willed, and independent-minded individual, and he insists upon living his own life as he sees fit, even if that means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships Bill Maher cannot be owned or possessed, and while he is willing to share himself with another, he does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Maher can be enormously stubborn, opinionated, and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Bill has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and he tries to live by his ideals, but his ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences, and needs. Bill Maher probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
He is fair, intelligent, objective, and rational and he often let his head rule rather than his heart. Bill Maher seems rather self-sufficient and detached emotionally because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Bill makes up his mind on an issue, he is difficult to sway and can be rather dogmatic.
Bill Maher thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond his own personal sphere - his town, nation, or even planet. He is likely to become involved in community affairs, social organizations, and groups of all kinds, or to have a keen interest in such. He enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and he often assumes the role of organizing, managing, or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, he harbors great hopes for the future. Bill Maher stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and in terms of ideas. When young, Bill Maher was very influenced by his peers and by group pressures and by all the "latest crazes". Bill has an experimental mind and is attracted by the novel.
His strong points include his concern for human welfare and social betterment, his sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and his vision. His faults are his stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
He is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Bill Maher prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Maher invests a lot of his creative energy into his home, family relationships, and his inner life.
Bill Maher 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. Bill has difficulty satisfying both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Also, Bill sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to him or know what Bill really wants, thus creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
Maher occasionally gamble, splurge, or overextend himself in ways that may be quite at odds with his usual way of doing things. Exaggerating his accomplishments or spending too much in order to impress others and build up his own self-esteem can be a problem. However, Bill Maher also has faith and an optimistic side, which enable him to recover from the negative consequences of his excesses, and to learn from them.
However he also has a heavier side which keeps Maher's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Bill Maher 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 doubting or "heavy" side is described below.
Bill Maher has a healthy amount of self-control and self-discipline. Maher also radiates a rather responsible, trustworthy, solid feeling about himself which will win him the confidence of others, especially his superiors.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Bill Maher that rebels against rules and restrictions and answering to outside authority. Maher can feel torn between conforming or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
If he is following his true nature, his life is apt to be unconventional, unusual, controversial, and full of insecurity and excitement. Bill Maher cannot and will not be forced into some pre-set mold, and Bill finds it difficult to conform. His offbeat interests and tastes lead Maher into ventures that others may consider too "far-out" or experimental. Bill Maher has a very creative, inventive streak.
While he is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Bill Maher also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
Bill is extremely sensitive and imaginative, and he can get lost in his dreams, fantasies, and visions. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, the world of color, beauty, and emotion. Bill Maher is also drawn to mysticism and he has deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace-loving, Maher may lack the will and competitive spirit needed to make his way in the world. He is often impractical and may seek to avoid or escape the hard realities of life.
He is apt to be a fanatic in some way, and cannot go halfway in anything he does. His extremism may seem (and actually be) obsessive and somewhat blind. That is, Bill Maher does not always consciously understand why he feels as driven or intense about a given course of action as he does. There is a strong element of fate or inevitability in Maher's life. A significant death or loss in his close relationships is apt to profoundly influence Bill Maher and shape important decisions in his life, and he may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
Emotionally, it could be difficult for Bill Maher to discern illusion from reality. He is impressionable and sympathetic toward others. However, Maher tends to idealize others and could adopt a fantasy view of a wonderful marriage, causing disappointment later on.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 4th house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Quincunx Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Sextile Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Opposition Uranus
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Square Neptune
Sun Quincunx Pluto
Sun Opposition Moon/Neptune