Behind Belafonte's rather lighthearted, witty and restless demeanor described in the previous chapter, lies a sensitive, poetic soul. Harry Belafonte may cover up his sensitivity with light banter and cleverness - or he may use his verbal and communication skills to express his imagination, kindness and refined sensitivity.
At heart he is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of his imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Harry Belafonte as anything in the outer world, though he may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting his inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, he has a rich inner life, though Belafonte may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Harry Belafonte usually keeps to himself.
Harry shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. He is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. Harry has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and he often feels the pain of others as if it were his own. Harry Belafonte sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. He is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, Belafonte tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of his kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon him. Harry has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not his strong points.
He is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and he tries to avoid open conflict. Belafonte will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Belafonte tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. He is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Harry Belafonte does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
His gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for he possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. Harry Belafonte has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
His faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change his life for the better. He also tends to become so detached from his immediate environment that he lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around Belafonte more than it bothers him.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Belafonte. Harry Belafonte has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. He is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Harry Belafonte may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
He is blessed with abundant optimism, self-confidence and cheerful generosity. His good will and friendliness win him many allies. Harry Belafonte also has grand visions and aspirations, and the desire to succeed in life in a big way. Harry expects the best, and usually gets it.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Belafonte's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Harry Belafonte tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Harry Belafonte has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Harry Belafonte tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
Harry Belafonte deeply believes in his own power and his ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Harry has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, he pursues his desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and he may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Harry likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Appearing successful and attractive to the public is important to him. Harry Belafonte probably enjoys wearing stylish clothes and modern jewelry. He tends to seek admiration from others and social acceptance is necessary to Harry's well-being.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Square Saturn
Sun Trine Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/MC