Even though he is emotionally intense and can be somewhat of a pressure cooker at times (as described on the previous page), Jacob Holdt is very grounded and stable at heart, as described in more detail below. His essentially sensible, practical nature enables Jacob Holdt to direct some of his powerful feelings and drives into productive channels.
He is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of his greatest assets. Once Holdt's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Jacob Holdt has a very practical nature; he wants to see concrete, tangible results for his efforts, and he is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of his "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for he has a great love of the physical world and he wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Jacob Holdt will work long and persistently, he also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and he wants to enjoy what he has worked for. In fact, Holdt can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Jacob Holdt also loves the beauty of the natural world and he probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, his needs are simple and he is easy to please. Jacob Holdt has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless he is forced to do so. He is not very demanding emotionally, though he does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of his faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Holdt for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Jacob Holdt usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Jacob Holdt also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. He makes an excellent parent, especially if he follows his instincts more often than "the experts".
Jacob has three major faults: one is his bullheaded obstinacy. The second is his unwillingness to deviate from his safe, predictable routine. And the third is Holdt's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Jacob Holdt lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
Jacob Holdt invests a tremendous amount of his creative energy into his relationships with others, particularly his marriage or other close partnerships. Jacob feels that he needs others in order to be all that he can be, and he is disinclined to solitary activities and endeavors.
Working with people on a one-to-one basis to promote mutual understanding, harmony, and satisfaction is an area in which Jacob Holdt can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of his.
Jacob Holdt tends to be very impressionable and psychically open, and as a youngster, he may have been dominated in relationships with more forceful personalities. Afraid of confrontation, Holdt may have become passive, identified himself as a helpless victim, or tried to achieve his desires in underhanded ways.
Jacob's hypersensitivity to his environment is likely to be a challenge for him in other ways as well. Pollutants, ugliness or dissonance in any form may affect Jacob Holdt more than most people.
He is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Jacob often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. Holdt is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Jacob Holdt tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Jacob Holdt both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Jacob Holdt has a basic need to fit in with others and is always willing to cooperate. He enjoys working with others as a team and is a well liked comrade.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 7th house
Sun Quincunx Neptune
Sun Square Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mars/N. Node