His self-reliant, independent spirit described in the previous chapter, combined with his strong sense of community and larger social issues, compel Gerard to take a strong stand on various ideological and political issues. Gil Gerard feels that others are often too unconcerned and uninvolved in larger social issues that affect them directly. Political activism or being a "warrior" for a cause that is dear to his heart may be Gil's path in life.
He is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and he insists upon living his own life as he sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Gil Gerard cannot be owned or possessed, and while he is willing to share himself with another, he does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Gerard can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Gil has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and he tries to abide by them; however, his ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Gil Gerard probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
He is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and he often let his head rule rather than his heart. Gil Gerard seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Gil makes up his mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade him, and he can be rather dogmatic.
Gil Gerard thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond his own personal sphere - his town, nation, or even planet. He is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. He enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and he often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, he harbors great hopes for the future. Gil Gerard stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Gil Gerard was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Gil has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
His strong points include his concern for human welfare and social betterment, his sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and his vision. His faults are his stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Gerard. Gil Gerard 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. Gil Gerard may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Gil Gerard 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. Gil Gerard has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Realistic and practical, Gil Gerard sets goals for himself that are modest enough for him to actually achieve. He is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for Gerard possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Gil Gerard also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling his obligations. Gerard often does things because he feels it is expected of him.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Gil Gerard that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Gerard 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 Gerard, and he does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how he is going to live his life. Gil Gerard craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Gil Gerard possesses inventive and creative genius.
While he is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Gil Gerard also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
He is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. His spiritual values color Gil's whole perspective and approach to life. He is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
He is infused with a sense of personal destiny or mission and can be extremely driven, obsessed and fanatical. Learning about power and how to use it effectively is definitely on his agenda. Gil Gerard confronts abusive power, tyranny and dominating people who will teach him about power and eventually force Gerard to claim his own.
Appearing successful and attractive to the public is important to him. Gil Gerard probably enjoys wearing stylish clothes and modern jewelry. He tends to seek admiration from others and social acceptance is necessary to Gil's well-being.
Gerard seems to lack self-confidence and has a sense of anxiety and insecurity that has no obvious cause. Gil Gerard tends to withdraw and his outlook in general could be a bit too negative. Gil Gerard should beware of letting his emotional tension react to his physical well-being.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Opposition Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/MC
Sun Opposition Saturn/Neptune