Although Dirk Bogarde enjoys conversing and interacting with people (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he also has a self-reliant, independent spirit. Bogarde can go it alone if need be because Dirk Bogarde likes to be a free agent. He likes to exchange ideas, but as stated below, he does not always listen.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle his way through life, relying on no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence and courage. Dirk Bogarde believes in being totally honest, true to himself and his own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Bogarde's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Dirk Bogarde 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. Dirk likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Dirk Bogarde 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 introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for him. He is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though he may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Dirk Bogarde also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Bogarde, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Dirk Bogarde believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Dirk Bogarde hates being ill or 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 less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. He is often 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 be highly instrumental in improving Bogarde's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Dirk Bogarde to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Dirk Bogarde would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Dirk Bogarde to do so.
Leading groups and classes and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Dirk Bogarde really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions comes naturally to him.
Dirk Bogarde feels that he has the support of his family or others in his environment for his creative efforts and personal goals, which enables him to act with confidence. He is able to satisfy both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. He is in harmony with himself and is therefore an effective individual.
He is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. His spiritual values color Dirk's whole perspective and approach to life. He is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
He is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Dirk often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. Bogarde is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Dirk Bogarde tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Dirk Bogarde both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Emotionally, it could be difficult for Dirk Bogarde to discern illusion from reality. He is impressionable and sympathetic toward others. However, Bogarde tends to idealize others and could adopt a fantasy view of a wonderful marriage, causing disappointment later on.
Dirk Bogarde tends to think and act bravely and has a positive and firm demeanor. Dirk has what it takes to make his own way in life. He may be a bit excitable, but never shy away from a good argument.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 11th house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Square Pluto
Sun Opposition Moon/Neptune
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Mars