In addition to having an independent spirit, as described in the previous chapter, Lloyd Bridges is also objective, pragmatic and quite ambitious. He is likely to work his way to the top of the ladder in some corporation, academic community or the like through his astute strategies combined with his willingness to take risks. Lloyd Bridges aims to be the authority, the one in charge. At times his impulsiveness may be at odds with his conservative, responsible side (which is discussed below). Bridges could experience ongoing internal tension between pleasing himself and acting spontaneously versus doing what he needs to do to get ahead and realize his long-range ambitions.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, he is driven to prove himself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. His work, his position in the world, and his contributions to society are very important to Bridges. Lloyd Bridges will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal he has set for himself, and he often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Lloyd Bridges has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Lloyd Bridges seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. He is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. He is highly conscientious and even as a child he possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
He is basically a pragmatic realist, and though he may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, he feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Lloyd has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in him as well.
He is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. He is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Lloyd Bridges has a great respect for tradition and even if he does not agree with certain laws, he will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Lloyd Bridges plays by the rules.
He is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. He is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving himself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Bridges.
Bridges' strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
His career, reputation, and public image are very important to Bridges. Lloyd Bridges has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. The merely personal sphere does not satisfy him; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Lloyd Bridges may undervalue the personal or inner side of life.
Lloyd Bridges often feels that he is at cross purposes with himself, for his conscious intentions and desires conflict with his subconscious emotional needs and drives. He is torn in two different directions. Lloyd has difficulty satisfying both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Lloyd sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to him or what Lloyd really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
Realistic and practical, Lloyd Bridges sets goals for himself that are modest enough for him to actually achieve. He is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for Bridges possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Lloyd Bridges also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling his obligations. Bridges often does things because he feels it is expected of him.
While he is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, Lloyd Bridges also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
Lloyd Bridges is extremely sensitive, compassionate and giving, often to his own detriment. His ideals and spiritual values motivate Lloyd Bridges, and he cannot live for personal gain or materialistic concerns alone. There must be an element of beauty, magic, imagination, inspiration or creativity in what he does. Otherwise Lloyd Bridges becomes listless and aimless. The arts, theater, music and/or charitable work are ideally suited to Lloyd.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 10th house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Opposition Neptune