In addition to Ian's rather conservative and self-controlled demeanor (mentioned in the previous chapter), he has a highly developed sense of aesthetics, a sort of poise and gracefulness about everything he does, as described below. Ian has refined taste and manners, but he may feel that it is difficult for him to really let his hair down or to deviate at all from certain internal constraints. Ian Thorpe has a knack for making things simple but beautiful.
Harmony and balance are his keynotes. Ian Thorpe instinctively understands the need to accommodate other people's interests and desires, and he is always fair and willing to meet the other person half way. Tactful, diplomatic, and with considerable social awareness, Ian does all he can to avoid conflict and discord. He expresses a spirit of cooperation and compromise and often achieves through charm and discretion what would have been impossible to achieve by a direct, forceful approach.
Getting along with others and pleasing them may be too much of importance to him, for Thorpe can be too dependent on others' approval and opinions to make his own decisions. Thorpe will rarely act without getting the counsel and feedback of other people. He prefers sharing and doing things together rather than on his own. Being alone feels very unnatural to Ian Thorpe, and he has a strong need for a partner and intimate one-to-one relationships.
Ian Thorpe invests a great deal of his energy in personal love relationships and he is very idealistic and romantic about marriage. Ian Thorpe seeks a partner who is his equal intellectually, and who is capable of a mental relationship as well as a physical and emotional one. He makes a thoughtful, considerate friend or lover, and he enjoys the traditional symbols of love - courtship, flowers, etc. Relationships are like an art to Thorpe, one that requires time, attention, and creative effort. Ian Thorpe appreciates a partner who is subtle and polished, never coarse or dull or blunt.
Fairness and equality, both in his personal relationships and in the world, are extremely important to him. If Ian Thorpe fights about anything, it is often about something he feels is unfair and unbalanced. Balance is very important to Ian and he believes in moderation in all things, avoiding fanaticism and extremism of any sort.
Ian Thorpe also has a strong need for beautiful, harmonious surroundings and a natural sense of artistic style and grace, which is reflected in the way Thorpe dresses, furnishes and arranges his home and workspace. Everything must be aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. Either working with people as a counselor, advisor, consultant, or negotiator - or in an artistic field such as design or photography, would be fulfilling to him.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Thorpe. Ian Thorpe has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Ian Thorpe may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Ian Thorpe 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 Thorpe, as well as his personal appearance and attractiveness.
However, while Ian Thorpe prefers harmony and accord, he also has a confrontational side.
Thorpe can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. His dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and he sees healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, Ian Thorpe enjoys fine health as well.
While Ian Thorpe deeply appreciates beauty and has a great desire for love, he is in no way frivolous or indiscriminate in his affections. Thorpe can be very frugal and sparing with both money and emotions.
While Ian Thorpe does have a lot of drive, he frequently holds himself back. Learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in his life (or his own internal caution and resistance!) is one of his tasks.
Ian Thorpe has a mature and often somber demeanor. He is serious, reserved, self-disciplined, highly responsible and conscientious. He advances in life rather slowly, 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, to be spontaneous and playful. Ian likes to be in control of himself.
Ian Thorpe has a great need for security which he may seek in a partner who could be older than him and perhaps married before. Ian Thorpe probably feels restrained in expressing affection, giving the impression of being cool and indifferent toward those he loves.
Thorpe has an intrinsic creative and artistic ability and an unusual sense of form. Ian Thorpe also has a deep need for relationships that offer affection and can be quite intense when by inner compulsion he feels drawn to someone. His relationships tend to be peculiar in some way.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Libra
Sun in Libra
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun aspects Venus and Mars
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun aspects Venus and Saturn
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun Conjunct Saturn
Sun Conjunct Venus/Saturn
Sun Conjunct Venus/Pluto