Although it may seem that he is just patiently plodding along, Kim Philby is actually quite shrewd and has a clear purpose in mind. He is far more astute and ambitious than his rather gentle, forbearing manner (described in the previous chapter) would suggest.
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 H.A.R. Philby. Kim Philby 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.
Kim Philby has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Kim Philby 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. Kim 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. Kim Philby 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, Kim Philby 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 H.A.R. Philby.
H.A.R. Philby'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.
Kim Philby craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable, or taboo. He may hide his interests or inclinations, except from those who know Kim very intimately. Kim Philby is rarely content with himself and his life, and he has an inner urge to be continually going farther or deeper than him ever have before. Kim has also a strong interest in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
Realistic and practical, Kim Philby 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 H.A.R. Philby possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Kim Philby also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling his obligations. H.A.R. Philby often does things because he feels it is expected of him.
Kim Philby has a sensitive physique, is impressionable and prone to external influences. Kim should guard against the tendency to escape through drugs, alcohol etc. His imagination is very vivid and H.A.R. Philby is likely to dream of big things.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 8th house
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun Opposition Neptune/Pluto