Although Willink may initially seem rational and emotionally detached (as mentioned in the previous chapter), people who know Carel well see a very sympathetic, feeling person, as described below. The depth of his sensitivity is masked somewhat by his independent or impersonal demeanor.
At heart he is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of his imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Carel Willink as anything in the outer world, though he may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting his inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, he has a rich inner life, though Willink may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Carel Willink usually keeps to himself.
Carel shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. He is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. Carel has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and he often feels the pain of others as if it were his own. Carel Willink sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. He is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, Willink tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of his kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon him. Carel has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not his strong points.
He is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and he tries to avoid open conflict. Willink will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Willink tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. He is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Carel Willink does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
His gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for he possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. Carel Willink has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
His faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change his life for the better. He also tends to become so detached from his immediate environment that he lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around Willink more than it bothers him.
Carel Willink has a clear sense of his own self and he therefore conveys a strong impression to others of who he is and what he wants. Assertive and self-motivated, Willink can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but he competes and often clash with other strong individuals. Carel Willink feels a need to be in control of his own life and he can be too self-involved, too immersed in his own interests, and oblivious to others at times.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, his life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Carel Willink is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Willink has a rebellious streak and he often feels he is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to him.
He is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Carel often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. Willink is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Carel Willink tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Carel Willink both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
He is creative and talented, but must develop self-discipline to channel his energies productively. Carel Willink may feel that everything is going to be all right, that he cannot lose and may take risks by gambling or speculating, which could result in disappointments.
Carel Willink tends to impose his will upon others in a rather ruthless way, but on the other hand he may also be imposed upon by others. Carel feels a constant need to fight for leadership and has a great desire to become a public figure.
Carel has the ability to stand on him own feet and use the power of his own personality to attain success. Carel Willink needs to be a leader and he has a strong desire to obtain power and authority. It is imperative to Willink that he be out in front of the parade.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 1st house
Sun Square Uranus
Sun Square Pluto
Sun Opposition Jupiter/Neptune
Sun Conjunct Pluto/N. Node
Sun Conjunct Pluto/MC