Although he has lofty ideals and is high-minded in many ways (as mentioned in the previous chapter), there is a side of Ian Fleming that is sly, funny, and really cannot take anything too seriously. His sense of humor saves Fleming from becoming overly earnest about himself or the things he believes in.
Ian Fleming is, in many ways, an eternal child. His mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful and always eager for new experiences - and his attention span is often quite brief. Fleming grasps ideas quickly and once his initial curiosity has been satisfied, he is ready to move on. Ian Fleming craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Ian Fleming to decide just where his talents and true vocation lie, for he has a multitude of interests and is loathe limiting himself by concentrating on just one. He is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. His curiosity and restlessness propel Ian toward many different experiences in life, and he is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even if it is something he does well, is tantamount to drudgery for Fleming.
Ian Fleming lives in his head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and he needs mental stimulation every bit as much as he needs food and drink. In fact, if Ian had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, he would very likely choose the former. Ian Fleming has a creative mind and he often lives by his wits.
He is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and interact with people. He enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting his ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas he has talent for.
Ian Fleming also has a rather lighthearted and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though he craves emotional involvement, it is hard for Ian Fleming to achieve it, for he is frequently unwilling to commit himself to anything, to take responsibility or to limit his personal freedom and mobility.
His happiness lies in using his creativity and language skills to communicate something meaningful, teach, inspire, or bring people together. Ian has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. His faults are his lack of constancy and persistence, and his tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
The urge to learn and communicate is essential to Ian Fleming, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Fleming is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Ian enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
His life is apt to be blessed with more than his share of helpful friends, fortuitous relationships, and doors opening up to him at just the right time. Because Ian Fleming is usually willing to share and to give back to others in a generous way, he continues to generate success in his life no matter how unfortunate prevailing circumstances are. Ian should beware, however, of becoming an opportunist.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Fleming's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Ian Fleming 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 Fleming has a healthy amount of self-control and self-discipline. Fleming also radiates a rather responsible, trustworthy, solid feeling about himself which will win him the confidence of others, especially his superiors.
He is strong-willed, forceful and independent. Fleming knows what he wants, but sometimes may act too impulsively, causing quarrels or disagreement with others. Ian Fleming tends to judge himself and others quite severely, but he is very sincere, honest and trustworthy.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Sextile Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Sextile Saturn
Sun Conjunct Moon/Mars