Behind Woods' proud and magnanimous demeanor (as described on the previous page) lies a real go-getter. Others feel that he is rather narcissistic. James Woods should strive to always be aware of others' needs and concerns to prove this criticism wrong!
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 Woods 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 Woods' gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
James Woods 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 Woods 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 Woods also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Woods, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. James Woods believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. James Woods 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 Woods' relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes James Woods to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. James Woods would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows James Woods to do so.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Woods. James Woods has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. He is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. James Woods may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Woods occasionally gambles, splurges or overextends himself in ways that may be at odds with his usual way of doing things. Exaggerating his accomplishments or spending too much in order to impress others and build up his own self-esteem can be a problem. However, James Woods also has faith and an optimistic side, which enable him to recover from the negative consequences of his excesses, and to learn from them.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Woods' optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. James Woods 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 Woods has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. James Woods tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
He is polite and gallant and makes a special effort to meet others half-way. James Woods has the ability to give and receive love. Nurturing friendships, personal love relationships and social life is important to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Leo and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Quincunx Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Square Saturn
Sun Conjunct Venus/N. Node