The combination of self-reliance and independence described in the previous chapter with his powerful will and creative energy as described below make Louis Armstrong a force to be reckoned with! He cannot take a back seat to anyone, and have tremendous leadership potential.
Proud and intensely individual, Louis Armstrong really wants to stand out, to be the very best he can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for his unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to him, and he cannot tolerate being in the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Louis Armstrong must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Louis Armstrong needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Louis has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality, and enthusiasm to bring them into being. Louis Armstrong also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Louis Armstrong it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and he secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero in the play. Louis wants to be great, and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. He needs someone to believe in him and his dreams. Though Armstrong appears radiantly self-confident and independent, he is actually very much dependent on the affirmation, love, and recognition of others. He cannot bear being unnoticed or unappreciated.
Louis Armstrong also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Louis Armstrong loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in his relationships. He is also immensely loyal and will defend his loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend his pride or betray his trust. However, Louis Armstrong likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally Louis needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
His strengths are Armstrong's zest and love for life, his creative power, and his warm and generous heart. His primary fault is his tendency to be very egocentric, so concerned with the impression he is making and with his own creative self-expression that he forget there is another, larger world that does not revolve around him.
Louis Armstrong has a very dramatic, creative, expressive nature and he loves to perform. Louis enjoys being the center of attention and he seeks to shine, to excel, and to be outstanding in some unique way. He is very involved in his own creativity and self-expression, and takes great pleasure in developing and using his special talents, whether these are artistic, athletic, or intellectual. Louis Armstrong has a strong sense of pride.
Louis Armstrong 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.
Armstrong 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, Louis Armstrong enjoys fine health as well.
While Louis Armstrong does have a lot of drive, he frequently holds himself back. Learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in his life (or his own internal caution and resistance!) is one of his tasks.
Louis has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill his personal destiny. However, he does have the strength and stamina necessary to do so. Support and helpful guidance from his father or other significant men in his life may well be lacking. In fact, their disapproval of Louis and their harsh criticism are apt to be two of his greatest handicaps, and at times he may feel quite discouraged and alone. But true self-reliance and a solid sense of his own powers may well be the silver lining to that cloud in his life. Louis Armstrong needs to learn to follow his own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what his critics or the authorities say.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Louis Armstrong that rebels against rules and restrictions and answering to outside authority. Armstrong can feel torn between conforming or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to Armstrong, and he does not allow tradition, convention, or other people's expectations to dictate how he is going to live his life. Louis Armstrong craves freedom, adventure, excitement, and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Louis Armstrong possesses inventive and creative genius.
Louis Armstrong is a restless spirit, a bit self-willed, and he has a tendency to overstrain his nervous system. He is easily aroused and quick to explode when things do not meet his expectations. He is highly individualistic, resourceful and determined.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 5th house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Trine Uranus
Sun Opposition Moon/Uranus