Though he may appear unconventional and liberal in this thinking (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he also has a rather conservative, grounded, practical nature, as described below. He may feel torn at times between maintaining the status quo, versus creating controversy and making waves.
His practical nature gives Burt Bacharach the capacity to be very successful in business. Sometimes, however, Bacharach holds to his own views too obstinately and dogmatically, causing him to limit his possibilities and overlook opportunities.
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 Bacharach's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Burt Bacharach 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 Burt Bacharach 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, Bacharach can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Burt Bacharach 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. Burt Bacharach 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 Bacharach for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Burt Bacharach usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Burt Bacharach 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".
Burt 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 Bacharach's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Burt Bacharach lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
The urge to learn and communicate is essential to Burt Bacharach, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Bacharach is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Burt enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
Emotionally, it could be difficult for Burt Bacharach to discern illusion from reality. He is impressionable and sympathetic toward others. However, Bacharach tends to idealize others and could adopt a fantasy view of a wonderful marriage, causing disappointment later on.
His vitality is very strong and he is likely to be a workaholic. If Burt Bacharach is not careful, he may work so hard that he becomes exhausted, leaving himself open to physical breakdown. Burt Bacharach also has a strong drive to win and to dominate others.
Bacharach depends a great deal on other people's reactions to him and rarely acts until he sees how he affects others. Burt Bacharach must learn to be direct and straightforward, rather than evasive or manipulative. Burt should also learn to rely heavily on his hunches.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Opposition Moon/Neptune
Sun Conjunct Mars/Pluto
Sun Opposition Neptune/Asc.