Behind Robinson's proud and rather self-centered demeanor (described in the previous chapter), he is a thoughtful person concerned with social issues. He is very sensitive to the ways in which economic, social and cultural issues affect individuals. In his own life, Jackie Robinson struggles to find ways to advance himself while also contributing something valuable to his community. Robinson must not be content with simply blaming society for his own problems or those of others, but rather become active in finding creative ways to solve these problems.
He is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and he insists upon living his own life as he sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Jackie Robinson cannot be owned or possessed, and while he is willing to share himself with another, he does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Robinson can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Jackie has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and he tries to abide by them; however, his ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Jackie Robinson probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
He is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and he often let his head rule rather than his heart. Jackie Robinson seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Jackie makes up his mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade him, and he can be rather dogmatic.
Jackie Robinson thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond his own personal sphere - his town, nation, or even planet. He is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. He enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and he often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, he harbors great hopes for the future. Jackie Robinson stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Jackie Robinson was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Jackie has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
His strong points include his concern for human welfare and social betterment, his sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and his vision. His faults are his stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
His energies are directed to either perfecting his techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Jackie Robinson's, and he is quite a perfectionist!
Robinson can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
The above description of Jackie Robinson is so deeply ingrained that he has little objectivity and often little appreciation for other, different ways of approaching life. Jackie Robinson tends to be one-sided. There is little ambiguity in his makeup and he generally knows what he wants and what will make him happy.
Jackie Robinson is extremely sensitive, compassionate and giving, often to his own detriment. His ideals and spiritual values motivate Jackie Robinson, and he cannot live for personal gain or materialistic concerns alone. There must be an element of beauty, magic, imagination, inspiration or creativity in what he does. Otherwise Jackie Robinson becomes listless and aimless. The arts, theater, music and/or charitable work are ideally suited to Jackie.
Robinson always seems to find the right words to verbalize his feelings, especially in regard to love and friendship. Jackie Robinson also has a keen sense of beauty and he probably appreciates art, music or poetry.
He may be a bit high-strung and over-zealous in the pursuit of his endeavors. Robinson always seems to be in a hurry and has the ability to evaluate situations quickly. Jackie Robinson has a brilliant mind and possibly could invent something.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 6th house
Sun Conjunct Moon
Sun Opposition Neptune
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Venus
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Uranus