Although Jeffrey Archer appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), he is also a "warrior". Archer sometimes feels torn between these two facets of his character: the sensitive, tenderhearted, home-loving side, and the assertive, competitive, risk-taking side. People who first meet Jeffrey Archer often think that he is a "softy", but later find out that he is strong willed and pursues his goals aggressively.
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. Jeffrey Archer 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 Archer's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Jeffrey Archer 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. Jeffrey likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Jeffrey Archer 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, Jeffrey Archer also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Archer, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Jeffrey Archer believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Jeffrey Archer 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 Archer's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Jeffrey Archer to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Jeffrey Archer would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Jeffrey Archer to do so.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Archer. Jeffrey Archer 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. Jeffrey Archer may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Jeffrey Archer often feels that he is at cross purposes with himself, for his conscious intentions and desires conflict with his subconscious emotional needs and drives. He is torn in two different directions. Jeffrey has difficulty satisfying both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Jeffrey sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to him or what Jeffrey really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
He is blessed with abundant optimism, self-confidence and cheerful generosity. His good will and friendliness win him many allies. Jeffrey Archer also has grand visions and aspirations, and the desire to succeed in life in a big way. Jeffrey expects the best, and usually gets it.
Jeffrey Archer tends to be very impressionable and psychically open, and as a youngster, he could have been dominated in his relationships with more forceful personalities. Afraid of confrontation, Archer may have become passive, identified himself as a helpless victim, or tried to gain his desires in underhanded ways.
Jeffrey's hypersensitivity to his environment is apt to be a challenge for him in other ways as well. Pollutants, ugliness, or dissonance in any form is apt to affect Jeffrey Archer more than most people.
He may be a bit high-strung and over-zealous in the pursuit of his endeavors. Archer always seems to be in a hurry and has the ability to evaluate situations quickly. Jeffrey Archer has a brilliant mind and possibly could invent something.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Sun Quincunx Neptune
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Uranus