James Taylor often senses a conflict between his discriminating, analytical, critical side (described in the previous chapter), and his tolerant, forgiving side (described below). Consequently, Taylor tends to seesaw - at times criticizing and correcting others while at others, forgiving them for the most egregious errors and inadequacies. James Taylor should strive to find a balance between clarity and justice on the one hand, and mercy and compassion on the other.
Taylor's urge to serve, help and improve the life of others is strong, and he is quite willing to make personal sacrifices to do so.
At heart he is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of his imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to James Taylor as anything in the outer world, though he may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting his inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, he has a rich inner life, though Taylor may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. James Taylor usually keeps to himself.
James shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. He is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. James has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and he often feels the pain of others as if it were his own. James Taylor sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. He is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, Taylor tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of his kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon him. James has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not his strong points.
He is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and he tries to avoid open conflict. Taylor will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Taylor tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. He is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. James Taylor does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
His gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for he possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. James Taylor has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
His faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change his life for the better. He also tends to become so detached from his immediate environment that he lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around Taylor more than it bothers him.
James Taylor 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 Taylor can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of his.
James Taylor tends to struggle with how to assert his will and he gets what he wants in life in a way that he feels good about. Taylor may be unsure about when to use force and take decisive action, and he may occasionally become inappropriately aggressive or pushy. James Taylor may also disapprove of his own anger, competitiveness or aggressive impulses - and thus have difficulty accessing his personal power. Learning to accept and express his "masculine" or "yang" qualities in a positive manner is a challenge for Taylor.
James has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. James Taylor 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. Taylor tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, his life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. James Taylor is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Taylor has a rebellious streak and he often feels he is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 7th house
Sun Quincunx Mars
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun Square Uranus