Although Duncan James appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), he is also a "warrior". James sometimes feels torn between these two facets of his character: the sensitive, tenderhearted, home-loving side, and the assertive, competitive, risk-taking side. People who first meet Duncan James often think that he is a "softy", but later find out that he is strong willed and pursues his goals aggressively.
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. Duncan James 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 James' gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Duncan James 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. Duncan likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Duncan James 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, Duncan James also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for James, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Duncan James believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Duncan James 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 James' relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Duncan James to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Duncan James would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Duncan James to do so.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to James. Duncan James has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. He is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Duncan James may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
The above description of Duncan James is so deeply ingrained that he has little objectivity and often little appreciation for other, different ways of approaching life. Duncan James tends to be one-sided. There is little ambiguity in his makeup and he generally knows what he wants and what will make him happy.
At times Duncan James may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter his direction in life or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly atypical. When his life becomes too predictable, Duncan may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how he is doing it. 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 Duncan James that needs to be expressed now and then.
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 Duncan's whole perspective and approach to life. He is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
He is infused with a sense of personal destiny or mission and can be extremely driven, obsessed and fanatical. Learning about power and how to use it effectively is definitely on his agenda. Duncan James confronts abusive power, tyranny and dominating people who will teach him about power and eventually force James to claim his own.
Appearing successful and attractive to the public is important to him. Duncan James probably enjoys wearing stylish clothes and modern jewelry. He tends to seek admiration from others and social acceptance is necessary to Duncan's well-being.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Moon
Sun Quincunx Uranus
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Opposition Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/MC