Francis Ford Coppola
Behind Coppola's rather pragmatic, hardheaded exterior (mentioned in the previous chapter), he is an adventurer and a risk-taker at heart. His cool, conservative manner masks a much more fiery core.
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. Francis Ford Coppola 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 Coppola's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Francis Ford Coppola 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. Francis likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Francis Ford Coppola 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, Francis Ford Coppola also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Coppola, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Francis Ford Coppola believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Francis Ford Coppola 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 Coppola's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Francis Ford Coppola to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Francis Ford Coppola would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Francis Ford Coppola to do so.
The urge to learn and communicate is essential to Francis Ford Coppola, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Coppola is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Francis enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
Francis Ford Coppola has a mature and often somber demeanor. He is serious, reserved, self-disciplined, highly responsible and conscientious. He progresses rather slowly in life, through his own efforts and persistence. He is also rather stern and judgmental, especially with himself. Cautious and careful, it is difficult for him to really let go, be spontaneous and playful. Francis likes to be in control of himself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Conjunct Saturn