Though Bowie appears somewhat unconventional or liberal in his approach to life (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he also has a very down to earth, practical, and rather conservative side. He is more attached to tradition and respectful of the ways of the past than he might let on. Balancing, or reconciling between the old and the new is a constant struggle for Bowie.
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 Bowie. David Bowie 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.
David Bowie has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. David Bowie 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. David 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. David Bowie 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, David Bowie 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 Bowie.
Bowie'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.
David Bowie tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where his efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting himself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for Bowie.
He is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. David Bowie has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. David Bowie has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
At times David Bowie may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter his direction in life, or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly uncharacteristic of him. When his life is becoming too predictable, David may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how he is doing this. These impulses may seem at odds with his conscious intent and desires for himself, and can be unsettling. However, there is a streak of unconventionality and creative genius in David Bowie which needs to be expressed now and then.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 12th house
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun Quincunx Uranus