Behind Bailey's nice, pleasant, easygoing demeanor (described in the previous chapter) lies a very clear-eyed, objective, no-nonsense person. This aspect of Bailey's character is described in more detail below.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, he is driven to prove himself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. His work, his position in the world, and his contributions to society are very important to Bailey. Jim Bailey will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal he has set for himself, and he often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Jim Bailey has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Jim Bailey seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. He is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. He is highly conscientious and even as a child he possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
He is basically a pragmatic realist, and though he may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, he feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Jim has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in him as well.
He is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. He is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Jim Bailey has a great respect for tradition and even if he does not agree with certain laws, he will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Jim Bailey plays by the rules.
He is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. He is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving himself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Bailey.
Bailey's strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
He is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Jim Bailey prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Bailey invests a lot of his creative energy into his home, family relationships, and his inner life.
Jim Bailey is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. His artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Jim does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Bailey, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
He is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. His spiritual values color Jim's whole perspective and approach to life. He is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
Jim has the ability to stand on him own feet and use the power of his own personality to attain success. Jim Bailey needs to be a leader and he has a strong desire to obtain power and authority. It is imperative to Bailey that he be out in front of the parade.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 4th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Opposition Pluto/MC