Although Ian Anderson appears to be modest and shy (as described on the previous page), at heart he has a strong need to shine and be the center of attention. He is very self-conscious and self-critical however, and he often shies away from the limelight. His dilemma lies in the fact that he wants to take center stage, but doubts his abilities. Ian Anderson needs to avoid being overly critical of himself and to practice hard at whatever he does so that he feels fully confident.
Proud and intensely individual, Ian Anderson really wants to stand out, to be the very best he can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for his unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to him, and he cannot tolerate being relegated to the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Ian Anderson must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Ian Anderson needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Ian has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Ian Anderson also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Ian Anderson, it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and he secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero of the play. Ian wants to be great and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. He needs someone to believe in him and his dreams. Though Anderson appears radiantly self-confident and independent, he is actually very dependent on the affirmation, love and recognition of others. He cannot bear going unnoticed or unappreciated.
Ian Anderson also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Ian Anderson loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in his relationships. He is also immensely loyal and will defend his loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend his pride or betray his trust. However, Ian Anderson likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Ian needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
Anderson's strengths are his zest and love for life, his creative power and his warm and generous heart. His primary fault is his tendency to be very egocentric, and so concerned with the impression he is making and with his own creative self-expression that he forgets there is another, larger world that does not revolve around him.
Ian Anderson 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 Anderson.
Ian Anderson 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 Ian does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Anderson, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
Ian has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Ian Anderson tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, he never gives up on his hopes for the future. Anderson tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
While Ian Anderson deeply appreciates beauty and has a great desire for love, he is in no way frivolous or indiscriminate in his affections. Anderson can be very frugal and sparing with both money and emotions.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Anderson's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Ian Anderson 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.
Ian Anderson has a mature and often somber demeanor. He is serious, reserved, self-disciplined, highly responsible and conscientious. He progresses rather slowly in life, through his own efforts and persistence. He is also rather stern and judgmental, especially with himself. Cautious and careful, it is difficult for him to really let go, be spontaneous and playful. Ian likes to be in control of himself.
Inwardly he is zealous and fanatical, though he may hide his personal desires and intentions, as well as the intensity of his feelings. He is driven by a deep inner sense of destiny and mission and an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition. Ian is infatuated with power, incredibly willful and stubbornly fixated on achieving greatness or being someone Special. Ian Anderson tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma, and he often seeks to emulate them. Ian has potential for tremendous good or tremendous evil.
He prefers more serious kinds of conversation with his friends and neighbors rather than small talk. Because his communication is clear and concise, Ian Anderson can impress others by taking control of negotiations or business dealings.
His vitality is not up to par and his will-power a bit weak, making Ian Anderson vulnerable to swindle or deceit. His inner discontent and casual attitude could easily lead Anderson into dubious schemes. Ian should refrain from any activity that seems to be subversive.
His physique tends to be sensitive and his vitality may be a bit low. Ian Anderson is very impressionable and somewhat unrealistic. Sometimes his idealism could be confused or impractical, and Anderson can be rebellious or else apathetic.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 12th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun aspects Venus and Saturn
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Conjunct Saturn
Sun Conjunct Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Asc.
Sun Conjunct Mars/Neptune
Sun Conjunct Uranus/Neptune