Though he may appear unconventional and liberal in this thinking (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he also has a rather conservative, grounded, practical nature, as described below. He may feel torn at times between maintaining the status quo, versus creating controversy and making waves.
His practical nature gives Karl Marx the capacity to be very successful in business. Sometimes, however, Marx holds to his own views too obstinately and dogmatically, causing him to limit his possibilities and overlook opportunities.
He is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of his greatest assets. Once Marx' course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Karl Marx has a very practical nature; he wants to see concrete, tangible results for his efforts, and he is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of his "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for he has a great love of the physical world and he wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Karl Marx will work long and persistently, he also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and he wants to enjoy what he has worked for. In fact, Marx can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Karl Marx also loves the beauty of the natural world and he probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, his needs are simple and he is easy to please. Karl Marx has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless he is forced to do so. He is not very demanding emotionally, though he does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of his faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Marx for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Karl Marx usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Karl Marx also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. He makes an excellent parent, especially if he follows his instincts more often than "the experts".
Karl has three major faults: one is his bullheaded obstinacy. The second is his unwillingness to deviate from his safe, predictable routine. And the third is Marx' tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Karl Marx lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
Ownership gives Karl Marx a sense of security, and he has a strong attachment to his possessions. Karl also has a natural instinct or understanding of economics, finance, trade, and appraising the value of merchandise.
The above description of Karl Marx is so deeply ingrained that he has little objectivity and often little appreciation for other, different ways of approaching life. Karl Marx tends to be one-sided. There is little ambiguity in his makeup and he generally knows what he wants and what will make him happy.
Karl has lofty aspirations but does not struggle or labor to achieve them. His self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefit him in an almost magical way. His optimism and cheerful generosity also win Marx many allies and successes in life.
However he also has a heavier side which keeps Marx' optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Karl Marx 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 doubting or "heavy" side is described below.
Karl Marx has a healthy amount of self-control and self-discipline. Marx also radiates a rather responsible, trustworthy, solid feeling about himself which will win him the confidence of others, especially his superiors.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 2nd house
Sun Conjunct Moon
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Sextile Saturn