Behind Butler's rather jovial, open, enthusiastic demeanor (as described on the previous page), there is a very different side to him - deeper, more serious, and more emotionally intense, as described below. His optimism and idealism are tempered and balanced by a certain skepticism and a sense of the darker side of life and of people.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, he is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. Gerard Butler is extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and he only allows a special few into his inner world. Like a wary animal, he is cautious and mistrustful of those he does not know until "he sniffs them out". He is highly instinctive and intuitive. Gerard Butler usually has a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though he may be unable to clearly articulate why he feels the way he does. His feelings and perceptions go deeper than words.
Gerard Butler also has a powerful need for deep emotional relationships and he forms very intense love bonds and attachments. He is possessive and often jealous of anyone or anything that he perceives as a threat to his relationship with someone he loves. When Gerard Butler commits himself to someone or something, he is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. Gerard merges with or "marries" the person he loves at a very deep level and therefore separations are extremely painful for him, and often stormy and nasty. When Butler has been wounded, he is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. Gerard will most certainly never forget the hurt and he often harbors grievances and resentment for a very long time. Forgiveness does not come easily to him.
Whatever he does, Gerard does with passion and fervor, and he often goes to extremes. Butler can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. Butler can also be very narrow-minded: either he is 100% involved in something or it does not exist for him at all. Rarely is Gerard Butler emotionally detached and objective. He definitely has a fanatical streak. He is also immensely strong-willed and his tenacity in pursuing his objectives often borders on obsession. He is filled with fierce pride, courage and emotional strength.
Gerard Butler loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. Gerard never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. Gerard Butler tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Butler. Gerard Butler has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Gerard Butler may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Gerard Butler 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. Gerard Butler has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury