Though Jim Bakker seems rather dreamy, fluid, and impressionable (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is actually very realistic and well grounded. His compassion and receptivity to others' feelings discussed earlier is balanced by a rather pragmatic, businesslike, no-nonsense aspect to his character, as described 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 Bakker. Jim Bakker 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 Bakker has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Jim Bakker 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 Bakker 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 Bakker 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 Bakker.
Bakker'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.
Leading groups and classes, and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Jim Bakker really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions is natural to him.
Bakker seems to lack self-confidence and has a sense of anxiety and insecurity that has no obvious cause. Jim Bakker tends to withdraw and his outlook in general could be a bit too negative. Jim Bakker should beware of letting his emotional tension react to his physical well-being.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 11th house
Sun Opposition Saturn/Neptune