His apparent gentleness and noncompetitive stance toward life (described in the previous chapter) may be very deceiving because at heart he is a "warrior". Leopold Stokowski may feel at odds with himself, sometimes being very passive or benevolent, and at other times, very assertive and concerned primarily with himself. Both qualities are intrinsic to Leopold's nature.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle his way through life, relying on no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence and courage. Leopold Stokowski believes in being totally honest, true to himself and his own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Stokowski's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Leopold Stokowski craves the freedom to do things in his own way, and he works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not his style. Leopold likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Leopold Stokowski loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then he is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for him. He is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though he may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Leopold Stokowski also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Stokowski, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Leopold Stokowski believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Leopold Stokowski hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting his own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for him.
He is basically aggressive in his attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. He is often so fired up about his own projects or goals that he inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Stokowski's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Leopold Stokowski to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Leopold Stokowski would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Leopold Stokowski to do so.
Leopold Stokowski has a clear sense of his own self and he therefore conveys a strong impression to others of who he is and what he wants. Assertive and self-motivated, Stokowski can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but he competes and often clash with other strong individuals. Leopold Stokowski feels a need to be in control of his own life and he can be too self-involved, too immersed in his own interests, and oblivious to others at times.
The above description of Leopold Stokowski is so deeply ingrained that he has little objectivity and often little appreciation for other, different ways of approaching life. Leopold Stokowski 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.
Stokowski always seems to find the right words to verbalize his feelings, especially in regard to love and friendship. Leopold Stokowski also has a keen sense of beauty and he probably appreciates art, music or poetry.
Stokowski 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. Leopold Stokowski also could find traveling very rewarding.
He is very receptive and sensitive but has a tendency to over-idealize, making his approach to love relationships, romance or marriage somewhat unrealistic. Leopold Stokowski also tends to be a bit absent-minded and naive, leaving himself open for being taken, swindled or lied to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 1st house
Sun Conjunct Moon
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Venus
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Saturn
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Neptune