In addition to Jesse's rather conservative and self-controlled demeanor (mentioned in the previous chapter), he has a highly developed sense of aesthetics, poise and gracefulness, as described below. Jesse has refined taste and manners, but he may find it difficult to really let his hair down or deviate from certain internal constraints. Jesse Jackson has a knack for keeping things simple yet beautiful.
Harmony and balance are his keynotes. Jesse Jackson instinctively understands the need to accommodate other people's interests and desires, and he is always fair and willing to meet others half way. Tactful, diplomatic, and quite socially aware, Jesse does all he can to avoid conflict and discord. His spirit is one of cooperation and compromise, and he often achieves through charm and discretion what would have been impossible to achieve with a direct, forceful approach.
Getting along with and pleasing others may be too important to Jackson since he can be too dependent on the approval and opinions of other to make his own decisions. Jackson will rarely act without seeking the counsel and feedback of other people. He prefers sharing and doing things with others rather than on his own. Being alone feels very unnatural to Jesse Jackson, and he has a strong need for a partner and intimate one-on-one relationships.
Jesse Jackson invests a great deal of his energy in personal love relationships and he is very idealistic and romantic about marriage. Jesse Jackson seeks a partner who is his equal intellectually, and who is capable of a mental relationship as well as a physical and emotional one. He makes a thoughtful, considerate friend or lover, and he enjoys the traditional symbols of love - courtship, flowers, etc. Jackson perceives relationships like an art that requires time, attention and creative effort. Jesse Jackson appreciates a partner who is subtle and polished, never coarse or blunt.
Fairness and equality, both in his personal relationships and in the world, are extremely important to him. If Jesse Jackson fights about anything, it is often about something he feels is unfair and unbalanced. Balance is very important to Jesse. He believes in moderation in all things and avoids fanaticism and extremism at all costs.
Jesse Jackson also has a strong need for beautiful, harmonious surroundings and a natural sense of artistic style and grace, which is reflected in the way Jackson dresses and furnishes his home and workspace. Everything must be aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. Working with people as a counselor, advisor, consultant, or negotiator, or in an artistic field such as design or photography would be fulfilling to him.
Jesse Jackson craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable, or taboo. He may hide his interests or inclinations, except from those who know Jesse very intimately. Jesse Jackson is rarely content with himself and his life, and he has an inner urge to be continually going farther or deeper than him ever have before. Jesse has also a strong interest in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
Highly competitive and easily provoked, Jesse Jackson needs challenges and opponents to pit himself against. Jesse thrives on contest and rivalry. At times his vigorous, combative way of achieving the things he wants antagonizes other people. If Jesse Jackson uses force too often, others will turn against him and oppose him at every turn.
Jesse Jackson has a strong need for intellectual relationships and associations and he likes to share his intellectual interests with others. This could be in meetings or by joining various clubs and organizations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Libra
Sun in Libra
Sun in 8th house
Sun Opposition Mars
Sun Conjunct Mercury/N. Node