Behind Washington's nice, pleasant, easygoing demeanor (described in the previous chapter) lies a very clear-eyed, objective, no-nonsense person. This aspect of Washington'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 Washington. Denzel Washington 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.
Denzel Washington has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Denzel Washington 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. Denzel 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. Denzel Washington 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, Denzel Washington 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 Washington.
Washington'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 Denzel Washington, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Washington is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Denzel enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
Denzel Washington 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. Denzel Washington has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Denzel Washington has a strong need for intellectual relationships and associations and he likes to share his intellectual interests with others. This could be in meetings or by joining various clubs and organizations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Conjunct Mercury/N. Node