Many of the traits described in Chapter 2 are emphasized again below. Havelock Ellis needs to be especially wary of the tendency to be oblivious to the personal feelings of others; otherwise he sometimes hurts others' feelings without realizing it.
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, Havelock Ellis 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, Ellis can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Havelock 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. Havelock Ellis 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. Havelock Ellis seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Havelock makes up his mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade him, and he can be rather dogmatic.
Havelock Ellis 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. Havelock Ellis stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Havelock Ellis was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Havelock 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.
Havelock Ellis tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where his efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting himself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for Ellis.
Havelock has lofty aspirations but does not struggle or labor to achieve them. His self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefit him in an almost magical way. His optimism and cheerful generosity also win Ellis many allies and successes in life.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Ellis' optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Havelock Ellis 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 may have had a demanding and perfectionist or absent father. In any case, a lack of support and approval, a great deal of responsibility at an early age and an underlying feeling that he can never quite measure up may hold Ellis back. While he may encounter a great deal of adversity and struggle alone through many of life's trials, this makes Havelock Ellis tough and determined. However, Ellis should beware of becoming cynical, too hard on himself, and too demanding and critical of others.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 12th house
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Opposition Saturn