In addition to having an independent spirit, as described in the previous chapter, Henry Miller is also objective, pragmatic and quite ambitious. He is likely to work his way to the top of the ladder in some corporation, academic community or the like through his astute strategies combined with his willingness to take risks. Henry Miller aims to be the authority, the one in charge. At times his impulsiveness may be at odds with his conservative, responsible side (which is discussed below). Miller could experience ongoing internal tension between pleasing himself and acting spontaneously versus doing what he needs to do to get ahead and realize his long-range ambitions.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, he is driven to prove himself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. His work, his position in the world, and his contributions to society are very important to Miller. Henry Miller will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal he has set for himself, and he often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Henry Miller has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Henry Miller seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. He is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. He is highly conscientious and even as a child he possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
He is basically a pragmatic realist, and though he may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, he feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Henry has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in him as well.
He is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. He is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Henry Miller has a great respect for tradition and even if he does not agree with certain laws, he will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Henry Miller plays by the rules.
He is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. He is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving himself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Miller.
Miller's strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
World travel, foreign cultures, and studies which expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world are very attractive to Miller.
Henry Miller has a philosophical turn of mind and is concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting the overview of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy his mind much of the time.
Henry Miller 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. Henry Miller has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Henry Miller has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Henry Miller tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Henry Miller that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Miller can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
He is an original! Henry Miller radiates a sort of electrical excitement about the things he is interested in, and conveys this to others, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Henry does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
While he is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Henry Miller also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
Henry Miller tends to be very impressionable and psychically open, and as a youngster, he could have been dominated in his relationships with more forceful personalities. Afraid of confrontation, Miller may have become passive, identified himself as a helpless victim, or tried to gain his desires in underhanded ways.
Henry's hypersensitivity to his environment is apt to be a challenge for him in other ways as well. Pollutants, ugliness, or dissonance in any form is apt to affect Henry Miller more than most people.
He is apt to be a fanatic in some way, and cannot go halfway in anything he does. His extremism may seem (and actually be) obsessive and somewhat blind. That is, Henry Miller does not always consciously understand why he feels as driven or intense about a given course of action as he does. There is a strong element of fate or inevitability in Miller's life. A significant death or loss in his close relationships is apt to profoundly influence Henry Miller and shape important decisions in his life, and he may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 9th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Square Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Quincunx Neptune
Sun Quincunx Pluto