Behind Dylan's rather rambunctious, sporty, exuberant demeanor (described in the previous chapter), he is also quick-witted, intelligent and in need of mental stimulation as much as physical freedom.
Bob Dylan 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. Dylan grasps ideas quickly and once his initial curiosity has been satisfied, he wants to go on to something else. Bob Dylan craves frequent change, variety, meeting new situations and people.
It may be hard for Bob Dylan to decide just where his talents and true vocation lie, for he has a multitude of interests and is loathe to limiting himself by concentrating on just one. He is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. His curiosity and restlessness propel Bob into many different experiences in life, and he is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even it is something he does well, is real drudgery for Dylan.
Bob Dylan 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 Bob had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, he would very likely choose the former. Bob Dylan 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 to 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.
Bob Dylan also has a rather light and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though he craves emotional involvement, it is hard for Bob Dylan 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 his language skills to communicate something meaningful, to teach, inspire, or bring people together. Bob 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.
His energies are directed to either perfecting his techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Bob Dylan's, and he is quite a perfectionist!
Dylan can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
He is direct, energetic, sometimes aggressive and combative. Bob Dylan often feels that he needs to fight to get what he wants, and he tends to have a "me-first" attitude that angers or irritates others. He is hasty, restless, impatient, and sometimes reckless.
He is blessed with abundant optimism, self-confidence, and cheerful generosity. His good will and friendliness win him many allies. Bob Dylan also has grand visions and aspirations, and the desire to succeed in life in a big way. Bob expects the best, and usually gets it.
Innovative, original, unorthodox, and unconventional, he identifies with the role of rebel, reformer, or iconoclast. Bob Dylan insists upon a great deal of personal freedom and does not easily adapt himself to others' needs and wishes. Bob needs a lifestyle that allows him to be spontaneous. Often he feels that he is somehow different from other people and outside the mainstream of society.
Bob Dylan undergoes deep, transformative changes in his life with relative ease and a minimum of conscious resistance. Because he does not avoid the depths, Dylan has access to a lot of personal power and strength. Without realizing it or seeking it, Bob is apt to have quite a potent effect on the people he comes into contact with, even superficially. Others sense that Bob Dylan is a force to be reckoned with.
Bob has artistic talents and interests and appreciates art in many forms. Bob Dylan could become an actor and he has good judgment of the real value of things. Dylan has an affectionate nature with a cheerful disposition and strong feelings of love.
He is somewhat excitable and quickly aroused. Bob Dylan could be a little self-centered, but at the same time also magnetic. Bob likes to flirt and tends to fall in love at first sight, but he then transfers his affections to someone else for no apparent reason.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 6th house
Sun Square Mars
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Uranus
Sun Sextile Pluto
Sun Conjunct Moon/Venus
Sun Conjunct Venus/Uranus