Behind Grant's nice, pleasant, easygoing demeanor (described in the previous chapter) lies a very clear-eyed, objective, no-nonsense person. This aspect of Grant's character is described in more detail below.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, he is driven to prove himself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. His work, his position in the world, and his contributions to society are very important to Grant. Cary Grant will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal he has set for himself, and he often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Cary Grant has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Cary Grant seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. He is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. He is highly conscientious and even as a child he possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
He is basically a pragmatic realist, and though he may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, he feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Cary has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in him as well.
He is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. He is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Cary Grant has a great respect for tradition and even if he does not agree with certain laws, he will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Cary Grant plays by the rules.
He is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. He is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving himself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Grant.
Grant's strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
The urge to learn and to communicate is essential to Cary Grant, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Grant is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Cary enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
The above description of Cary Grant is so deeply ingrained that he has little objectivity and often little appreciation for other, different ways of approaching life. Cary Grant tends to be one-sided. There is little ambiguity in his makeup and he generally knows what he wants and what will make him happy.
Cary Grant tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Cary Grant has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
His mind is very active and his judgment usually is sound. Although Cary Grant's thinking is influenced by his feelings, he is inclined to think in realistic and practical terms. He is in control of his feelings and is able to express them rationally.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Conjunct Moon
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Conjunct Moon/Mercury