His apparent gentleness and noncompetitive stance toward life (described in the previous chapter) may be very deceiving because at heart he is a "warrior". Harold Stassen may feel at odds with himself, sometimes being very passive or benevolent, and at other times, very assertive and concerned primarily with himself. Both qualities are intrinsic to Harold's nature.
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. Harold Stassen 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 Stassen's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Harold Stassen 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. Harold likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Harold Stassen 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, Harold Stassen also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Stassen, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Harold Stassen believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Harold Stassen 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 Stassen's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Harold Stassen to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Harold Stassen would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Harold Stassen to do so.
Harold Stassen has a clear sense of his own self and he therefore conveys a strong impression to others of who he is and what he wants. Assertive and self-motivated, Stassen can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but he competes and often clashes with other strong individuals. Harold Stassen feels a need to be in control of his own life and he can be too self-involved, too immersed in his own interests, and oblivious to others at times.
Harold Stassen undergoes deep, transformative changes in his life with relative ease and a minimum of conscious resistance. Because he does not avoid the depths, Stassen has access to a lot of personal power and strength. Without realizing it or seeking it, Harold is apt to have quite a potent effect on the people he comes into contact with, even superficially. Others sense that Harold Stassen is a force to be reckoned with.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 1st house
Sun Sextile Pluto