Frederick Chopin often senses a conflict between his discriminating, analytical, critical side (described in the previous chapter), and his tolerant, forgiving side (described below). Consequently, Chopin tends to seesaw - at times criticizing and correcting others while at others, forgiving them for the most egregious errors and inadequacies. Frederick Chopin should strive to find a balance between clarity and justice on the one hand, and mercy and compassion on the other.
Chopin's urge to serve, help and improve the life of others is strong, and he is quite willing to make personal sacrifices to do so.
At heart he is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of his imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Frederick Chopin as anything in the outer world, though he may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting his inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, he has a rich inner life, though Chopin may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Frederick Chopin usually keeps to himself.
Frederick shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. He is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. Frederick has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and he often feels the pain of others as if it were his own. Frederick Chopin sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. He is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, Chopin tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of his kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon him. Frederick has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not his strong points.
He is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and he tries to avoid open conflict. Chopin will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Chopin tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. He is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Frederick Chopin does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
His gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for he possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. Frederick Chopin has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
His faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change his life for the better. He also tends to become so detached from his immediate environment that he lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around Chopin more than it bothers him.
His energies are directed to either perfecting his techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Frederick Chopin's, and he is quite a perfectionist!
Chopin can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
Frederick Chopin is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. His artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Frederick does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Chopin, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
While Frederick Chopin deeply appreciates beauty and has a great desire for love, he is in no way frivolous or indiscriminate in his affections. Chopin can be very frugal and sparing with both money and emotions.
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Frederick Chopin has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Frederick Chopin tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Frederick Chopin that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Chopin can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to Chopin, and he does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how he is going to live his life. Frederick Chopin craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Frederick Chopin possesses inventive and creative genius.
While he is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Frederick Chopin also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
Frederick is extremely sensitive and imaginative, and he can get lost in his dreams, fantasies and visions. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, as well as to the world of color, beauty, and emotion. Frederick Chopin is also drawn to mysticism and he has deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace loving, Chopin may lack the will and competitive spirit needed to make his way in the world. He is often impractical and may seek to avoid or escape the harsh realities of life.
Inwardly he is zealous and fanatical, though he may hide his personal desires and intentions, as well as the intensity of his feelings. He is driven by a deep inner sense of destiny and mission and an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition. Frederick is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. Frederick Chopin tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and he often seeks to emulate them. Frederick has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
Chopin has an intrinsic creative and artistic ability and an unusual sense of form. Frederick Chopin also has a deep need for relationships that offer affection and can be quite intense when by inner compulsion he feels drawn to someone. His relationships tend to be peculiar in some way.
It could be hard for Frederick Chopin to face up to his mistakes because of his insecurity and self-doubt. His early years may have been undermined by poor relationships with one or both of his parents who may have been ill, weak or alcoholic.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 6th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun aspects Venus and Saturn
Sun Square Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Square Neptune
Sun Conjunct Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/Pluto
Sun Opposition Neptune/MC