When reading Simmons' description in the preceding chapter, one would never guess that behind his direct and self-assured manner lies a great deal of caution and self-doubt. Part of Gene Simmons wants to take risks and forge ahead; the other part is far more cautious and sees all the ways his ventures could fail. Moreover, as mentioned below, precision and meticulous attention to detail are actually strong points of Gene's, though one might be deceived at first by his impetuous manner.
At heart Gene Simmons is modest and humble and rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. Gene Simmons has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, Simmons can be relied upon to be cautious, efficient, and thorough in his work and he takes pride in a job well done. What he may lack in self-confidence Gene Simmons often makes up for in skills - fostering expertise, technical knowledge and competence in a specialized area. He is adept at using his hands to create or fix things, and meticulous attention to detail and careful craftsmanship are his forte. Some would say he is a little too meticulous, for Simmons can be extremely critical and petty if everything is not done exactly as he thinks it should be, and he worries about things that other people consider trivial and unimportant. Gene Simmons likes to organize, categorize and arrange everything into a logical system and is often distinctly uncomfortable when something does not fit into a neat category. Disorganization vexes Simmons. He probably wishes that he were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, Simmons can also be mercilessly self-critical. Whether in his environment or within himself, Simmons tends to focus on the flaws, with a desire to improve, refine, and perfect. He is strictly factual, truthful, and scrupulously honest in his self-assessment and often does not give himself enough praise or credit.
He is also highly discriminating and may be especially particular about his diet, hygiene, and health habits. Gene has high aesthetic standards and refined sensitivities, and is bothered by environmental elements (such as disorder, cigarette smoke, etc.) that others overlook. His tastes are simple and understated, yet refined. He is truly offended by coarseness, bluntness and vulgarity. Simmons can sometimes be difficult to live with because of his fastidiousness, sensitivity and idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though Gene Simmons seems rather cool and self-contained, he is very helpful by nature and enjoys serving others. He is content to play a supporting role rather than the lead. He is quietly devoted to the ones he cares for.
He is cautious, realistic and practical in his approach to life and disinclined to gamble. Gene Simmons analyzes before he acts. He is sometimes too serious. If Simmons allowed himself to play and make mistakes, it would be highly beneficial to his health!
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 Gene Simmons', and he is quite a perfectionist!
Simmons can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
Gene Simmons 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. Gene likes to be in control of himself.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Gene Simmons that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Simmons can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
He is an original! Gene Simmons radiates a sort of electrical excitement about the things he is interested in, and conveys this to others, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Gene does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
His vitality is not up to par and his will-power a bit weak, making Gene Simmons vulnerable to swindle or deceit. His inner discontent and casual attitude could easily lead Simmons into dubious schemes. Gene should refrain from any activity that seems to be subversive.
With his charm and outgoing personality Gene Simmons has no trouble attracting people and he enjoys pleasant and congenial relationships with them. He may choose social contact with generous or wealthy people and would prefer to live in a beautiful home.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 6th house
Sun Conjunct Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun Conjunct Mars/Neptune
Sun Opposition Jupiter/Asc.