Howard has two very different sides to him. Sometimes he is the playful, curious child described in the previous chapter while at others he is the serious, detached adult. Few people can vacillate between these two extremes to the extent that Howard does. In fact his detachment and objectivity is evident even when he is joking. If he loses touch with his lighter, playful side (possibly in later life), Howard Stern will become increasingly bitter and cynical. His deeply conservative nature (discussed below) holds his restlessness in check, and he is actually less willing to bend than one would imagine based on his initial appearance.
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 Stern. Howard Stern 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.
Howard Stern has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Howard Stern 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. Howard 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. Howard Stern 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, Howard Stern 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 Stern.
Stern'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 Stern.
Howard Stern 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.
Howard Stern 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. Howard Stern has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Howard Stern is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. His artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Howard does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Stern, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
If he follows his true nature, his life is apt to be unconventional, unusual, controversial and full of insecurity and excitement. Howard Stern cannot and will not be forced into a pre-set mold, and Howard finds it difficult to conform. His offbeat interests and tastes lead Stern to ventures that others may consider too "far-out" or experimental. Howard Stern has a very creative, inventive streak.
Howard is extremely sensitive and imaginative, and he can get lost in his dreams, fantasies and visions. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, as well as to the world of color, beauty, and emotion. Howard Stern is also drawn to mysticism and he has deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace loving, Stern may lack the will and competitive spirit needed to make his way in the world. He is often impractical and may seek to avoid or escape the harsh realities of life.
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, Howard Stern 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 Stern's life. A significant death or loss in his close relationships is apt to profoundly influence Howard Stern and shape important decisions in his life, and he may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
Howard Stern has a strong need for intellectual relationships and associations and he likes to share his intellectual interests with others. This could be in meetings or by joining various clubs and organizations.
He is polite and gallant and makes a special effort to meet others half-way. Howard Stern has the ability to give and receive love. Nurturing friendships, personal love relationships and social life is important to him.
Stern is capable of extraordinary physical or mental efforts to gain success and achieve something that will bring him recognition and respect. Howard Stern has a strong need for authority and power over others and is likely to perform better in a leading position.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 9th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Opposition Uranus
Sun Square Neptune
Sun Quincunx Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/N. Node
Sun Conjunct Venus/N. Node
Sun Opposition Jupiter/Pluto