Behind Laurens' rather secretive and guarded exterior (as described on the previous page), he is very competitive, dynamic and driven. This aspect of Laurens' character is described in more detail in this chapter.
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. Jean-Paul Laurens 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 Laurens' gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Jean-Paul Laurens 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. Jean-Paul likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Jean-Paul Laurens 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, Jean-Paul Laurens also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Laurens, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Jean-Paul Laurens believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Jean-Paul Laurens 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 Laurens' relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Jean-Paul Laurens to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Jean-Paul Laurens would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Jean-Paul Laurens to do so.
Jean-Paul Laurens has a very dramatic, creative, expressive nature and he loves to perform. Jean-Paul enjoys being the center of attention and he seeks to shine, to excel, and to be outstanding in some unique way. He is very involved in his own creativity and self-expression, and takes great pleasure in developing and using his special talents be they artistic, athletic or intellectual. Jean-Paul Laurens has a strong sense of pride.
Jean-Paul Laurens tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Jean-Paul Laurens has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
He is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Jean-Paul Laurens has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Jean-Paul Laurens has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
Along with his energy and drive, Jean-Paul Laurens has high ideals and an active fantasy life. There is a dreamer and an idealist in Laurens, as well as a doer and a fighter. Jean-Paul wants to win but not at the expense of others, and this may be somewhat of a dilemma for him.
He is very open and receptive to the spiritual, intangible, and subtle realms, and can easily receive or give conscious guidance based on his inner attunement. Jean-Paul Laurens takes many things for granted, such as the existence of an afterlife or the effects of subtle influences like aromatherapy, spiritual healing, etc. These things seem obvious to Jean-Paul, whereas to many people they are a matter of conjecture or even illusory. Jean-Paul Laurens may not realize he has spiritual gifts because they come so naturally to him.
His vitality is very strong and he is likely to be a workaholic. If Jean-Paul Laurens is not careful, he may work so hard that he becomes exhausted, leaving himself open to physical breakdown. Jean-Paul Laurens also has a strong drive to win and to dominate others.
Jean-Paul Laurens has a basic need to fit in with others and is always willing to cooperate. He enjoys working with others as a team and is a well liked comrade.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 5th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun aspects Mars and Neptune
Sun Sextile Neptune
Sun Conjunct Mars/Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mars/N. Node