Although Leonard Bernstein approaches life instinctively and intuitively (as described on the previous page), he also has a very analytical, rational, unemotional side, as discussed below. His conflicting urges may vacillate between living passionately and dangerously, and being conservative and playing it safe.
At heart Leonard Bernstein is modest and humble and rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. Leonard Bernstein has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, Bernstein 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 Leonard Bernstein 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 Bernstein 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. Leonard Bernstein 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 Bernstein. He probably wishes that he were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, Bernstein can also be mercilessly self-critical. Whether in his environment or within himself, Bernstein 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. Leonard 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. Bernstein can sometimes be difficult to live with because of his fastidiousness, sensitivity and idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though Leonard Bernstein 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. Leonard Bernstein analyzes before he acts. He is sometimes too serious. If Bernstein allowed himself to play and make mistakes, it would be highly beneficial to his health!
Bernstein is very attracted to world travel, foreign cultures and studies that expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world.
Leonard Bernstein is philosophically inclined and concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting an overall picture of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy his mind much of the time.
Bernstein can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. His dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and he sees healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, Leonard Bernstein enjoys fine health as well.
Bernstein is very thorough and takes his time thinking things through. He enjoys games that require a lot of concentration and thought, like chess for example. Leonard Bernstein also could find traveling very rewarding.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 9th house
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Saturn