Although Charles Bukowski appears quite pleasant, agreeable and prepared to compromise for the sake of harmony (as described on the previous page), he also has a strong need to shine and express his own opinions. Charles has the potential to be a great leader, manager, coach or teacher.
Proud and intensely individual, Charles Bukowski really wants to stand out, to be the very best he can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for his unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to him, and he cannot tolerate being relegated to the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Charles Bukowski must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Charles Bukowski needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Charles has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Charles Bukowski also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Charles Bukowski, it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and he secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero of the play. Charles wants to be great and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. He needs someone to believe in him and his dreams. Though Bukowski appears radiantly self-confident and independent, he is actually very dependent on the affirmation, love and recognition of others. He cannot bear going unnoticed or unappreciated.
Charles Bukowski also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Charles Bukowski loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in his relationships. He is also immensely loyal and will defend his loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend his pride or betray his trust. However, Charles Bukowski likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Charles needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
Bukowski's strengths are his zest and love for life, his creative power and his warm and generous heart. His primary fault is his tendency to be very egocentric, and so concerned with the impression he is making and with his own creative self-expression that he forgets there is another, larger world that does not revolve around him.
Leading groups and classes, and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Charles Bukowski really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions is natural to him.
He is blessed with abundant optimism, self-confidence and cheerful generosity. His good will and friendliness win him many allies. Charles Bukowski also has grand visions and aspirations, and the desire to succeed in life in a big way. Charles expects the best, and usually gets it.
Bukowski is very thorough and takes his time thinking things through. He enjoys games that require a lot of concentration and thought, like chess for example. Charles Bukowski also could find traveling very rewarding.
Charles Bukowski has a pleasant and dreamy disposition with considerable romantic imagination. Charles has a strong longing for love, but he does not see others very clearly and may experience many disappointments in his emotional relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 11th house
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Saturn
Sun Conjunct Venus/Neptune