Behind Chaplin's rather secretive and guarded exterior (as described on the previous page), he is very competitive, dynamic, and driven. This aspect of Chaplin's is described in more detail in this chapter.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle your way through life, depending upon no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence, and courage. Charlie Chaplin believes in being totally honest, true to oneself and one's own vision and convictions, even if that means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor, and authenticity are Chaplin's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Charlie Chaplin craves the freedom to do things in his own way, and he works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not his style. Charlie likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Charlie Chaplin loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then he is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes, and bring in some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are like death to him. He is not afraid of trying something that's never been done before, and even though he may be seen as a fool sometimes, Charlie Chaplin also discovers, invents, and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Chaplin, and he wilts (or get very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic, and assertive. Charlie Chaplin believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he thinks of his as a strong person - even invincible. Charlie Chaplin hates being ill or in any way in a position of dependency. Accepting his own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for him.
He is basically aggressive in his attitudes and has less facility in the receptive arts of relating to others, picking up subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing, and harmonizing. Often he is so fired up about his own projects or goals that he inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas, and feelings would go a long way in improving Chaplin's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Charlie Chaplin to be rather insensitive, and to therefore alienate others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his ends by using anger or some version of a temper tantrum. Charlie Chaplin would gain much by learning to slow down, relax, and just let things be sometimes, but his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Charlie Chaplin to do this.
His energies are directed to either perfecting his techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Charlie Chaplin's, and he is quite a perfectionist!
Chaplin can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
He may lack direction and drive and tends to compare himself unfavorably to others. Chaplin alternates between caution and unrealistic expectations and lets others expect too much of him. But Charlie Chaplin plods forward steadily, reaching success later in life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 6th house
Sun Opposition Jupiter/Saturn