Although he is empathetic, sensitive and responsive to others' feelings and needs (as described on the previous page), he also has a very clear-eyed, objective and practical nature, described in more detail below. Because Jesse James appears to be a softy, others may be surprised at his cool, intelligent criticism and insights. Others may feel that Jesse James swings from extremes of kind tenderheartedness to biting sarcasm.
His warm, caring side, combined with his perfectionism, can make him very effective in any service area because he has the capacity to work practically and efficiently and to show deep concern for the needs of others.
At heart Jesse James is modest and humble and rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. Jesse James has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, James can be relied upon to be cautious, efficient, and thorough in his work and he takes pride in a job well done. What he may lack in self-confidence Jesse James often makes up for in skills - fostering expertise, technical knowledge and competence in a specialized area. He is adept at using his hands to create or fix things, and meticulous attention to detail and careful craftsmanship are his forte. Some would say he is a little too meticulous, for James can be extremely critical and petty if everything is not done exactly as he thinks it should be, and he worries about things that other people consider trivial and unimportant. Jesse James likes to organize, categorize and arrange everything into a logical system and is often distinctly uncomfortable when something does not fit into a neat category. Disorganization vexes James. He probably wishes that he were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, James can also be mercilessly self-critical. Whether in his environment or within himself, James tends to focus on the flaws, with a desire to improve, refine, and perfect. He is strictly factual, truthful, and scrupulously honest in his self-assessment and often does not give himself enough praise or credit.
He is also highly discriminating and may be especially particular about his diet, hygiene, and health habits. Jesse has high aesthetic standards and refined sensitivities, and is bothered by environmental elements (such as disorder, cigarette smoke, etc.) that others overlook. His tastes are simple and understated, yet refined. He is truly offended by coarseness, bluntness and vulgarity. James can sometimes be difficult to live with because of his fastidiousness, sensitivity and idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though Jesse James seems rather cool and self-contained, he is very helpful by nature and enjoys serving others. He is content to play a supporting role rather than the lead. He is quietly devoted to the ones he cares for.
He is cautious, realistic and practical in his approach to life and disinclined to gamble. Jesse James analyzes before he acts. He is sometimes too serious. If James allowed himself to play and make mistakes, it would be highly beneficial to his health!
The urge to learn and communicate is essential to Jesse James, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. James is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Jesse enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
He is a positive, vital, energetic and active go-getter. He enjoys competition, and his initiative and self-confidence make Jesse James a winner.
His life is apt to be blessed with more than his share of helpful friends, fortuitous relationships, and doors opening up to him at just the right time. Because Jesse James is usually willing to share and to give back to others in a generous way, he continues to generate success in his life no matter how unfortunate prevailing circumstances are. Jesse should beware, however, of becoming an opportunist.
While Jesse James does have a strong drive, he frequently holds himself back. One of his challenges lies in learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in his life (or his own internal caution and resistance!).
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps James' optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Jesse James 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 may have had a demanding and perfectionist or absent father. In any case, a lack of support and approval, a great deal of responsibility at an early age and an underlying feeling that he can never quite measure up may hold James back. While he may encounter a great deal of adversity and struggle alone through many of life's trials, this makes Jesse James tough and determined. However, James should beware of becoming cynical, too hard on himself, and too demanding and critical of others.
His courage to face life seems to be a bit on the low side and Jesse James is prone to worry a lot. Fear of his own inadequacies could distort his perspective and deplete his strength to go on in the direction he has chosen.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Trine Mars
Sun Sextile Jupiter
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Opposition Saturn
Sun Opposition Saturn/MC