Though Jamie Oliver seems rather cautious and conservative (as discussed in the previous chapter), he has a much more playful, humorous side as well. Moreover, the combination of his attention to detail and cautious, circumspect approach to life, coupled with his youthful curiosity and quick mind makes Jamie mentally sharp, articulate and clever.
Jamie Oliver is, in many ways, an eternal child. His mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful and always eager for new experiences - and his attention span is often quite brief. Oliver grasps ideas quickly and once his initial curiosity has been satisfied, he is ready to move on. Jamie Oliver craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Jamie Oliver to decide just where his talents and true vocation lie, for he has a multitude of interests and is loathe limiting himself by concentrating on just one. He is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. His curiosity and restlessness propel Jamie toward many different experiences in life, and he is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even if it is something he does well, is tantamount to drudgery for Oliver.
Jamie Oliver lives in his head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and he needs mental stimulation every bit as much as he needs food and drink. In fact, if Jamie had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, he would very likely choose the former. Jamie Oliver has a creative mind and he often lives by his wits.
He is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and interact with people. He enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting his ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas he has talent for.
Jamie Oliver also has a rather lighthearted and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though he craves emotional involvement, it is hard for Jamie Oliver to achieve it, for he is frequently unwilling to commit himself to anything, to take responsibility or to limit his personal freedom and mobility.
His happiness lies in using his creativity and language skills to communicate something meaningful, teach, inspire, or bring people together. Jamie has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. His faults are his lack of constancy and persistence, and his tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Oliver. Jamie Oliver has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Jamie Oliver may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Jamie Oliver, 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 Jamie 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 Jamie Oliver is denying or suppressing the messages from his subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Jamie Oliver will learn to accept the two quite different aspects of his and to express both of them. If he cannot do this, Oliver is apt to attract many relationships into his life with people who reflect his denied or repressed qualities, and who seem to make his life difficult. (Read also chapter 4 in order to get a better picture of the duality described here.)
Oliver can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. His dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and he sees healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, Jamie Oliver enjoys fine health as well.
Jamie Oliver deeply believes in his own power and his ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Jamie has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, he pursues his desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and he may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Jamie likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
He may find it hard to establish relationships with other people and he tends to look for more timid partners. Jamie Oliver could also have difficulty expressing his ideas to others as well as coming to an understanding with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 10th house
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun Trine Pluto
Sun Opposition Neptune/N. Node