Although he is empathetic, sensitive and responsive to others' feelings and needs (as described on the previous page), he also has a very clear-eyed, objective and practical nature, described in more detail below. Because Leo Tolstoy appears to be a softy, others may be surprised at his cool, intelligent criticism and insights. Others may feel that Leo Tolstoy swings from extremes of kind tenderheartedness to biting sarcasm.
His warm, caring side, combined with his perfectionism, can make him very effective in any service area because he has the capacity to work practically and efficiently and to show deep concern for the needs of others.
At heart Leo Tolstoy is modest and humble and rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. Leo Tolstoy has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, Tolstoy can be relied upon to be cautious, efficient, and thorough in his work and he takes pride in a job well done. What he may lack in self-confidence Leo Tolstoy often makes up for in skills - fostering expertise, technical knowledge and competence in a specialized area. He is adept at using his hands to create or fix things, and meticulous attention to detail and careful craftsmanship are his forte. Some would say he is a little too meticulous, for Tolstoy can be extremely critical and petty if everything is not done exactly as he thinks it should be, and he worries about things that other people consider trivial and unimportant. Leo Tolstoy likes to organize, categorize and arrange everything into a logical system and is often distinctly uncomfortable when something does not fit into a neat category. Disorganization vexes Tolstoy. He probably wishes that he were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, Tolstoy can also be mercilessly self-critical. Whether in his environment or within himself, Tolstoy tends to focus on the flaws, with a desire to improve, refine, and perfect. He is strictly factual, truthful, and scrupulously honest in his self-assessment and often does not give himself enough praise or credit.
He is also highly discriminating and may be especially particular about his diet, hygiene, and health habits. Leo has high aesthetic standards and refined sensitivities, and is bothered by environmental elements (such as disorder, cigarette smoke, etc.) that others overlook. His tastes are simple and understated, yet refined. He is truly offended by coarseness, bluntness and vulgarity. Tolstoy can sometimes be difficult to live with because of his fastidiousness, sensitivity and idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though Leo Tolstoy seems rather cool and self-contained, he is very helpful by nature and enjoys serving others. He is content to play a supporting role rather than the lead. He is quietly devoted to the ones he cares for.
He is cautious, realistic and practical in his approach to life and disinclined to gamble. Leo Tolstoy analyzes before he acts. He is sometimes too serious. If Tolstoy allowed himself to play and make mistakes, it would be highly beneficial to his health!
He is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Leo Tolstoy prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Tolstoy invests a lot of his creative energy into his home, family relationships, and inner life.
The above description of Leo Tolstoy is so deeply ingrained that he has little objectivity and often little appreciation for other, different ways of approaching life. Leo Tolstoy 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.
Leo Tolstoy tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Leo Tolstoy has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
He is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. His spiritual values color Leo's whole perspective and approach to life. He is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
Leo has the ability to stand on him own feet and use the power of his own personality to attain success. Leo Tolstoy needs to be a leader and he has a strong desire to obtain power and authority. It is imperative to Tolstoy that he be out in front of the parade.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 4th house
Sun Conjunct Moon
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Opposition Pluto/MC