Although King Mongkut appears aloof or self-sufficient at times (as described on the previous page), he is actually very interested in people and the social aspect of life. Mongkut has high standards for relationships, and he may not realize that it is more difficult for others to meet these standards than for him. Rama IV believes that he merely expects a little courtesy and respect, however King Mongkut actually becomes upset over rather minor oversights by his partner or friend.
Harmony and balance are his keynotes. King Mongkut instinctively understands the need to accommodate other people's interests and desires, and he is always fair and willing to meet others half way. Tactful, diplomatic, and quite socially aware, Mongkut does all he can to avoid conflict and discord. His spirit is one of cooperation and compromise, and he often achieves through charm and discretion what would have been impossible to achieve with a direct, forceful approach.
Getting along with and pleasing others may be too important to Rama IV since he can be too dependent on the approval and opinions of other to make his own decisions. Rama IV will rarely act without seeking the counsel and feedback of other people. He prefers sharing and doing things with others rather than on his own. Being alone feels very unnatural to King Mongkut, and he has a strong need for a partner and intimate one-on-one relationships.
King Mongkut invests a great deal of his energy in personal love relationships and he is very idealistic and romantic about marriage. King Mongkut seeks a partner who is his equal intellectually, and who is capable of a mental relationship as well as a physical and emotional one. He makes a thoughtful, considerate friend or lover, and he enjoys the traditional symbols of love - courtship, flowers, etc. Rama IV perceives relationships like an art that requires time, attention and creative effort. King Mongkut appreciates a partner who is subtle and polished, never coarse or blunt.
Fairness and equality, both in his personal relationships and in the world, are extremely important to him. If King Mongkut fights about anything, it is often about something he feels is unfair and unbalanced. Balance is very important to Mongkut. He believes in moderation in all things and avoids fanaticism and extremism at all costs.
King Mongkut also has a strong need for beautiful, harmonious surroundings and a natural sense of artistic style and grace, which is reflected in the way Rama IV dresses and furnishes his home and workspace. Everything must be aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. Working with people as a counselor, advisor, consultant, or negotiator, or in an artistic field such as design or photography would be fulfilling to him.
Ownership gives King Mongkut a sense of security, and he has a strong attachment to his possessions. Mongkut also has a natural instinct or understanding of economics, finance, trade, and appraising the value of merchandise.
His conscious intentions and goals are frequently opposed by his unconscious beliefs and desires. If King Mongkut overrides his instincts and emotions because they seem to lead him in a direction diametrically opposed to the one he consciously desires, his emotions can become unruly. Poor relationships with women and/or difficulties in close one-on-one relationships are also a reflection of this tendency. However, if King Mongkut attends to his emotional urges and feelings and listens to the voice of his intuition, dreams and gut feelings, he will derive greater satisfaction from a more balanced life.
King Mongkut probably has great intellectual ability and curiosity. Mongkut never seem to run out of ideas and always welcomes the study of new subjects, the more abstract the better. But he also has the basic sense to translate abstract ideas into practical reality.
He may lack direction and drive and tends to compare himself unfavorably to others. Rama IV alternates between caution and unrealistic expectations and lets others expect too much of him. But King Mongkut plods forward steadily, reaching success later in life.
Mongkut has the ability to stand on him own feet and use the power of his own personality to attain success. King Mongkut needs to be a leader and he has a strong desire to obtain power and authority. It is imperative to Rama IV that he be out in front of the parade.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Libra
Sun in Libra
Sun in 2nd house
Sun Opposition Moon
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/Saturn
Sun Opposition Pluto/MC