Behind Albers' rather lighthearted, witty and restless demeanor described in the previous chapter, lies a sensitive, poetic soul. Josef Albers may cover up his sensitivity with light banter and cleverness - or he may use his verbal and communication skills to express his imagination, kindness and refined sensitivity.
At heart he is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of his imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Josef Albers as anything in the outer world, though he may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting his inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, he has a rich inner life, though Albers may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Josef Albers usually keeps to himself.
Josef shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. He is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. Josef has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and he often feels the pain of others as if it were his own. Josef Albers sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. He is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, Albers tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of his kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon him. Josef has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not his strong points.
He is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and he tries to avoid open conflict. Albers will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Albers tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. He is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Josef Albers does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
His gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for he possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. Josef Albers has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
His faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change his life for the better. He also tends to become so detached from his immediate environment that he lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around Albers more than it bothers him.
Leading groups and classes, and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Josef Albers really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions is natural to him.
Josef Albers tends to struggle with how to assert his will and he gets what he wants in life in a way that he can feel good about. Albers may be unsure about when to use force and take decisive action, and he may occasionally become inappropriately aggressive or pushy. Josef Albers may also disapprove of his own anger, competitiveness, or aggressive impulses - and thus have difficulty accessing his personal power. Learning to accept and express his "masculine" or "yang" qualities in a positive manner is a challenge for Albers.
While Josef Albers 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!).
Realistic and practical, Josef Albers sets goals for himself that are modest enough for him to actually achieve. He is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for Albers possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Josef Albers also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling his obligations. Albers often does things because he feels it is expected of him.
Along with his energy and drive, Josef Albers has high ideals and an active fantasy life. There is a dreamer and an idealist in Albers, as well as a doer and a fighter. Josef wants to win but not at the expense of others, and this may be somewhat of a dilemma for him.
While he is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Josef Albers also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
He is very open and receptive to the spiritual, intangible, and subtle realms, and can easily receive or give conscious guidance based on his inner attunement. Josef Albers takes many things for granted, such as the existence of an afterlife or the effects of subtle influences like aromatherapy, spiritual healing, etc. These things seem obvious to Josef, whereas to many people they are a matter of conjecture or even illusory. Josef Albers may not realize he has spiritual gifts because they come so naturally to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 11th house
Sun Quincunx Mars
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun aspects Mars and Neptune
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Sextile Neptune