Behind Joyce's rather cautious attitude and conservative appearance (mentioned in the previous chapter) lies a much more unconventional soul. He may seesaw between the traditional and the unorthodox, the pragmatic and the idealistic, or conformism and nonconformism. James Joyce needs to find a balance or reconcile between these extremes. He may view himself as being more progressive than he is because James Joyce surrounds himself with middle-of-the-road people. Moreover, his combination of objectivity and interest in world affairs and larger issues is likely to enable James Joyce to become very successful at his business or whatever career he chooses.
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, James Joyce 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, Joyce can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. James 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. James Joyce 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. James Joyce seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once James makes up his mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade him, and he can be rather dogmatic.
James Joyce 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. James Joyce stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, James Joyce was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". James 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.
James Joyce has a clear sense of his own self and he therefore conveys a strong impression to others of who he is and what he wants. Assertive and self-motivated, Joyce can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but he competes and often clash with other strong individuals. James Joyce feels a need to be in control of his own life and he can be too self-involved, too immersed in his own interests, and oblivious to others at times.
James Joyce is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. His artistic and creative powers are also well developed and James does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Joyce, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
James has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. James Joyce tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, he never gives up on his hopes for the future. Joyce tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
James is extremely sensitive and imaginative, and he can get lost in his dreams, fantasies and visions. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, as well as to the world of color, beauty, and emotion. James Joyce is also drawn to mysticism and he has deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace loving, Joyce may lack the will and competitive spirit needed to make his way in the world. He is often impractical and may seek to avoid or escape the harsh realities of life.
His courage to face life seems to be a bit on the low side and James Joyce is prone to worry a lot. Fear of his own inadequacies could distort his perspective and deplete his strength to go on in the direction he has chosen.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 1st house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun Square Neptune
Sun Conjunct Saturn/MC