When reading Coburn's description in the preceding chapter, one would never guess that behind his direct and self-assured manner lies a great deal of caution and self-doubt. Part of James Coburn wants to take risks and forge ahead; the other part is far more cautious and sees all the ways his ventures could fail. Moreover, as mentioned below, precision and meticulous attention to detail are actually strong points of James', though one might be deceived at first by his impetuous manner.
At heart James Coburn is modest and humble and rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. James Coburn has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, Coburn can be relied upon to be cautious, efficient, and thorough in his work and he takes pride in a job well done. What he may lack in self-confidence James Coburn often makes up for in skills - fostering expertise, technical knowledge and competence in a specialized area. He is adept at using his hands to create or fix things, and meticulous attention to detail and careful craftsmanship are his forte. Some would say he is a little too meticulous, for Coburn can be extremely critical and petty if everything is not done exactly as he thinks it should be, and he worries about things that other people consider trivial and unimportant. James Coburn likes to organize, categorize and arrange everything into a logical system and is often distinctly uncomfortable when something does not fit into a neat category. Disorganization vexes Coburn. He probably wishes that he were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, Coburn can also be mercilessly self-critical. Whether in his environment or within himself, Coburn tends to focus on the flaws, with a desire to improve, refine, and perfect. He is strictly factual, truthful, and scrupulously honest in his self-assessment and often does not give himself enough praise or credit.
He is also highly discriminating and may be especially particular about his diet, hygiene, and health habits. James has high aesthetic standards and refined sensitivities, and is bothered by environmental elements (such as disorder, cigarette smoke, etc.) that others overlook. His tastes are simple and understated, yet refined. He is truly offended by coarseness, bluntness and vulgarity. Coburn can sometimes be difficult to live with because of his fastidiousness, sensitivity and idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though James Coburn seems rather cool and self-contained, he is very helpful by nature and enjoys serving others. He is content to play a supporting role rather than the lead. He is quietly devoted to the ones he cares for.
He is cautious, realistic and practical in his approach to life and disinclined to gamble. James Coburn analyzes before he acts. He is sometimes too serious. If Coburn allowed himself to play and make mistakes, it would be highly beneficial to his health!
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 James Coburn's, and he is quite a perfectionist!
Coburn can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
James has lofty aspirations but does not struggle or labor to achieve them. His self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefit him in an almost magical way. His optimism and cheerful generosity also win Coburn many allies and successes in life.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Coburn's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. James Coburn 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.
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. James Coburn has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. James Coburn tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of James Coburn that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Coburn can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
At times James Coburn may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter his direction in life, or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly uncharacteristic of him. When his life is becoming too predictable, James may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how he is doing this. These impulses may seem at odds with his conscious intent and desires for himself, and can be unsettling. However, there is a streak of unconventionality and creative genius in James Coburn which needs to be expressed now and then.
James has an optimistic and harmonious personality and he happily goes about the attainment of his goals. Coburn knows how to make the best of life's opportunities and he gets along with everyone. James Coburn has the good fortune to live in pleasant and agreeable circumstances.
He is inclined to feel uncomfortable or restrained in some way in the presence of others and prefer to be alone. James Coburn is modest and shy in his approach to others and tends to accept more responsibility than he really needs to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 6th house
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Square Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Quincunx Uranus
Sun Opposition Jupiter/MC
Sun Opposition Saturn/N. Node