Behind Dickens' quiet, unassuming and cautious front (described in the previous chapter) lies a much more unconventional, liberal-thinking, freedom-loving soul, described below.
He is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and he insists upon living his own life as he sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Charles Dickens cannot be owned or possessed, and while he is willing to share himself with another, he does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Dickens can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Charles has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and he tries to abide by them; however, his ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Charles Dickens probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
He is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and he often let his head rule rather than his heart. Charles Dickens seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Charles makes up his mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade him, and he can be rather dogmatic.
Charles Dickens thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond his own personal sphere - his town, nation, or even planet. He is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. He enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and he often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, he harbors great hopes for the future. Charles Dickens stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Charles Dickens was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Charles has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
His strong points include his concern for human welfare and social betterment, his sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and his vision. His faults are his stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Charles Dickens has a very dramatic, creative, expressive nature and he loves to perform. Charles enjoys being the center of attention and he seeks to shine, to excel, and to be outstanding in some unique way. He is very involved in his own creativity and self-expression, and takes great pleasure in developing and using his special talents, whether these are artistic, athletic, or intellectual. Charles Dickens has a strong sense of pride.
Dickens always seems to find the right words to verbalize his feelings, especially in regard to love and friendship. Charles Dickens also has a keen sense of beauty and he probably appreciates art, music or poetry.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 5th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Venus