Though he may appear unconventional and liberal in this thinking (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he also has a rather conservative, grounded, practical nature, as described below. He may feel torn at times between maintaining the status quo, versus creating controversy and making waves.
His practical nature gives Leslie Grantham the capacity to be very successful in business. Sometimes, however, Grantham holds to his own views too obstinately and dogmatically, causing him to limit his possibilities and overlook opportunities.
He is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of his greatest assets. Once Grantham's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Leslie Grantham has a very practical nature; he wants to see concrete, tangible results for his efforts, and he is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of his "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for he has a great love of the physical world and he wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Leslie Grantham will work long and persistently, he also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and he wants to enjoy what he has worked for. In fact, Grantham can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Leslie Grantham also loves the beauty of the natural world and he probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, his needs are simple and he is easy to please. Leslie Grantham has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless he is forced to do so. He is not very demanding emotionally, though he does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of his faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Grantham for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Leslie Grantham usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Leslie Grantham also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. He makes an excellent parent, especially if he follows his instincts more often than "the experts".
Leslie has three major faults: one is his bullheaded obstinacy. The second is his unwillingness to deviate from his safe, predictable routine. And the third is Grantham's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Leslie Grantham lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
Ownership gives Leslie Grantham a sense of security, and he has a strong attachment to his possessions. Leslie also has a natural instinct for or understanding of economics, finance, trade, and appraising the value of merchandise.
Leslie Grantham feels that he has the support of his family or others in his environment for his creative efforts and personal goals, which enables him to act with confidence. He is able to satisfy both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. He is in harmony with himself and is therefore an effective individual.
Leslie Grantham tends to be very impressionable and psychically open, and as a youngster, he may have been dominated in relationships with more forceful personalities. Afraid of confrontation, Grantham may have become passive, identified himself as a helpless victim, or tried to achieve his desires in underhanded ways.
Leslie's hypersensitivity to his environment is likely to be a challenge for him in other ways as well. Pollutants, ugliness or dissonance in any form may affect Leslie Grantham more than most people.
He is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Leslie often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. Grantham is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Leslie Grantham tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Leslie Grantham both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Leslie Grantham has a basic need to fit in with others and is always willing to cooperate. He enjoys working with others as a team and is a well liked comrade.
It could be hard for Leslie Grantham to face up to his mistakes because of his insecurity and self-doubt. His early years may have been undermined by poor relationships with one or both of his parents who may have been ill, weak or alcoholic.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 2nd house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Quincunx Neptune
Sun Square Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mars/N. Node
Sun Opposition Neptune/MC