Behind Namath's rather rambunctious, sporty, exuberant demeanor (described in the previous chapter), he is also quick-witted, intelligent and in need of mental stimulation as much as physical freedom.
Joe Namath is, in many ways, an eternal child. His mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful and always eager for new experiences - and his attention span is often quite brief. Namath grasps ideas quickly and once his initial curiosity has been satisfied, he is ready to move on. Joe Namath craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Joe Namath to decide just where his talents and true vocation lie, for he has a multitude of interests and is loathe limiting himself by concentrating on just one. He is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. His curiosity and restlessness propel Broadway Joe toward many different experiences in life, and he is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even if it is something he does well, is tantamount to drudgery for Namath.
Joe Namath lives in his head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and he needs mental stimulation every bit as much as he needs food and drink. In fact, if Broadway Joe had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, he would very likely choose the former. Joe Namath has a creative mind and he often lives by his wits.
He is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and interact with people. He enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting his ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas he has talent for.
Joe Namath also has a rather lighthearted and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though he craves emotional involvement, it is hard for Joe Namath to achieve it, for he is frequently unwilling to commit himself to anything, to take responsibility or to limit his personal freedom and mobility.
His happiness lies in using his creativity and language skills to communicate something meaningful, teach, inspire, or bring people together. Broadway Joe has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. His faults are his lack of constancy and persistence, and his tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
His energies are directed to either perfecting his techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Joe Namath's, and he is quite a perfectionist!
Namath can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
Joe Namath has a mature and often somber demeanor. He is serious, reserved, self-disciplined, highly responsible and conscientious. He progresses rather slowly in life, through his own efforts and persistence. He is also rather stern and judgmental, especially with himself. Cautious and careful, it is difficult for him to really let go, be spontaneous and playful. Broadway Joe likes to be in control of himself.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Joe Namath that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Namath can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
Innovative, original, unorthodox and unconventional, he identifies with the role of a rebel, reformer or iconoclast. Joe Namath insists upon a great deal of personal freedom and does not easily adapt to others' needs and wishes. Broadway Joe needs a lifestyle that allows him to be spontaneous. He often feels that he is somehow different from other people and outside of society's mainstream.
Joe Namath has a basic need to fit in with others and is always willing to cooperate. He enjoys working with others as a team and is a well liked comrade.
Namath tends to be in a constant state of tension and seems to look for avenues to test his strength. Joe Namath uses all the energy at his disposal in order to succeed. Somewhat rebellious and inflexible, Broadway Joe fights any opposition or resistance he meets.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 6th house
Sun Conjunct Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Conjunct Uranus
Sun Conjunct Mars/N. Node
Sun Conjunct Saturn/Uranus