Behind Kasparov'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. Garry Kasparov 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 Kasparov's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Garry Kasparov 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. Garry likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Garry Kasparov 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, Garry Kasparov also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Kasparov, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Garry Kasparov believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Garry Kasparov 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 Kasparov's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Garry Kasparov to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Garry Kasparov would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Garry Kasparov to do so.
The urge to learn and communicate is essential to Garry Kasparov, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Kasparov is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Garry enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
Garry Kasparov has a healthy amount of self-control and self-discipline. Kasparov also radiates a rather responsible, trustworthy, solid feeling about himself which will win him the confidence of others, especially his superiors.
Garry Kasparov is a restless spirit, a bit self-willed, and he has a tendency to overstrain his nervous system. He is easily aroused and quick to explode when things do not meet his expectations. He is highly individualistic, resourceful and determined.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Sextile Saturn
Sun Opposition Moon/Uranus