Although James Garner initially appears to be the essence of tact and diplomacy (as described on the previous page), he is not as gentle and peace loving as he may seem. Although James Garner prefers harmony, he is willing to fight or aggressively pursue his own interest if need be. People who get to know James more than just superficially realize there is much more to him than his exterior coat of charm.
He may be at odds with himself at times because he has both a strong urge for togetherness and a powerful yearning for independence.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle his way through life, relying on no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence and courage. James Garner believes in being totally honest, true to himself and his own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Garner's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
James Garner craves the freedom to do things in his own way, and he works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not his style. James likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
James Garner loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then he is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for him. He is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though he may sometimes be perceived as a fool, James Garner also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Garner, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. James Garner believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. James Garner hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting his own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for him.
He is basically aggressive in his attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. He is often so fired up about his own projects or goals that he inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Garner's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes James Garner to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. James Garner would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows James Garner to do so.
James Garner invests a tremendous amount of his creative energy into his relationships with others, particularly his marriage or other close partnerships. James 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 James Garner can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of his.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within James Garner between his conscious attitudes and aspirations and his deeper emotional and subconscious beliefs, needs and feelings. This creates considerable inner stress and sometimes paralyzing indecision, mostly due to the fact that James may be trying to follow a path that is at odds with his subconscious desires. Chronic tightness or tension in his body may well be a signal that James Garner is denying or suppressing the messages from his subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, James Garner will learn to accept and express these two different sides of himself. Should he fail to do so, Garner is likely to be drawn into many relationships with people who reflect his denied or repressed qualities and seem to make his life difficult. (Also read chapter 4 in order to get a better picture of the duality described here.)
He is blessed with abundant optimism, self-confidence and cheerful generosity. His good will and friendliness win him many allies. James Garner also has grand visions and aspirations, and the desire to succeed in life in a big way. James expects the best, and usually gets it.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Garner's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. James Garner 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.
Realistic and practical, James Garner sets goals for himself that are modest enough for him to actually achieve. He is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for Garner possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. James Garner also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling his obligations. Garner often does things because he feels it is expected of him.
He is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though James often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. Garner is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". James Garner tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. James Garner both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 7th house
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun Square Pluto