Although Gene Kelly appears to be modest and shy (as described on the previous page), at heart he has a strong need to shine and be the center of attention. He is very self-conscious and self-critical however, and he often shies away from the limelight. His dilemma lies in the fact that he wants to take center stage, but doubts his abilities. Gene Kelly needs to avoid being overly critical of himself and to practice hard at whatever he does so that he feels fully confident.
Proud and intensely individual, Gene Kelly really wants to stand out, to be the very best he can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for his unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to him, and he cannot tolerate being relegated to the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Gene Kelly must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Gene Kelly needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Gene has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Gene Kelly also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Gene Kelly, it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and he secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero of the play. Gene wants to be great and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. He needs someone to believe in him and his dreams. Though Kelly appears radiantly self-confident and independent, he is actually very dependent on the affirmation, love and recognition of others. He cannot bear going unnoticed or unappreciated.
Gene Kelly also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Gene Kelly loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in his relationships. He is also immensely loyal and will defend his loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend his pride or betray his trust. However, Gene Kelly likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Gene needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
Kelly's strengths are his zest and love for life, his creative power and his warm and generous heart. His primary fault is his tendency to be very egocentric, and so concerned with the impression he is making and with his own creative self-expression that he forgets there is another, larger world that does not revolve around him.
Gene Kelly tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where his efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting himself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for Kelly.
Gene Kelly tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Gene Kelly has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Gene Kelly has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Gene Kelly 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 Gene Kelly that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Kelly can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
At times Gene Kelly may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter his direction in life, or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly uncharacteristic of him. When his life is becoming too predictable, Gene may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how he is doing this. 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 Gene Kelly which needs to be expressed now and then.
Gene Kelly undergoes deep, transformative changes in his life with relative ease and a minimum of conscious resistance. Because he does not avoid the depths, Kelly has access to a lot of personal power and strength. Without realizing it or seeking it, Gene is apt to have quite a potent effect on the people he comes into contact with, even superficially. Others sense that Gene Kelly is a force to be reckoned with.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 12th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Square Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Quincunx Uranus
Sun Sextile Pluto