Jake Gyllenhaal's self-centeredness (described in the previous chapter), combined with his expansive, freewheeling style (described below), makes for a highly dynamic, energetic and enthusiastic person. Others feel that Jake Gyllenhaal sometimes comes on too strong, and Gyllenhaal can be overly zealous in trying to convince others of the value of a product, philosophy or other interest in his life. Overall, however, Jake's liveliness and enthusiasm are wonderful gifts that everyone appreciates.
He is a gambler and an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to travel the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one. He is independent, freedom loving, and often very restless. He needs a lifestyle that provides opportunities for travel, movement, change, and meeting new people. A steady routine, which offers much in the way of security but little in the way of space and freedom, is odious to him.
To Jake Gyllenhaal, life is a journey and an adventure that is endlessly interesting and rich with possibilities, and it may be difficult for him to decide where to focus his attention and efforts. Jake Gyllenhaal probably traveled around and experimented with many different paths before he settled on a particular career. Or he may go from one project to the next, for once the challenge and vital interest is gone, he is very quick to move on. Commitment, discipline, focus and concentration are not his strong points. Gyllenhaal can be irresponsible and disinclined to take on the burdens and limitations of adult life.
An incurable optimist, he has big dreams, aspirations and hopes for the future and is usually engaged in pursuing a far-off goal. Jake Gyllenhaal has a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures do not crush his spirit. Gyllenhaal always bounces back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. Jake Gyllenhaal has a sporting, playful attitude toward life and he is philosophical about his mistakes. Jake has the ability to sense future trends, to see the big picture, and he likes to theorize and speculate. However, he gets annoyed with all the details and practical requirements required to implement his theories.
Gyllenhaal expresses himself in a very open, direct and straightforward manner and is often blunt and tactless as well. Because he does not take himself too seriously, he may not realize how deeply his candid statements can wound more sensitive souls. In fact, though he may not realize it, Jake's insensitivity and lack of understanding regarding others' feelings is probably one of his worst faults.
Jake Gyllenhaal enjoys being in close relationships but also needs freedom and he does not do well with a possessive, clinging, or emotionally demanding partner. He is quite generous, and heartily dislikes pettiness in others. Someone who shares his ideals, his sense of fun and his zest for life would be the right companion for Gyllenhaal.
Jake Gyllenhaal has a very dramatic, creative, expressive nature and he loves to perform. Jake enjoys being the center of attention and he seeks to shine, to excel, and to be outstanding in some unique way. He is very involved in his own creativity and self-expression, and takes great pleasure in developing and using his special talents, whether these are artistic, athletic, or intellectual. Jake Gyllenhaal has a strong sense of pride.
Jake Gyllenhaal tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Jake Gyllenhaal has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Sensitive and imaginative, he is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits and to mysticism. Jake Gyllenhaal is impressionable and receptive, and often has experiences that are unusual and unexplainable by the rational mind. Jake has an abundance of dreams, visions and longings, but does not always have the concentrated will and stamina to make them materialize. Gentle, idealistic and peace loving, Jake often seeks to avoid the harsh realities of life. Jake has an ethereal quality about him.
Both sensitive and sensuous, Jake blends charm and energy. Jake Gyllenhaal has a healthy sexuality and a good balance between activity and passivity. He may be fond of singing, dancing, music and drama. Romance comes easily to Jake, and his romantic relationships are passionate.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Sun in 5th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Conjunct Neptune
Sun Conjunct Venus/Mars