Although Melvin Belli appears to be modest and shy (as described on the previous page), at heart he has a strong need to shine and be the center of attention. He is very self-conscious and self-critical however, and he often shies away from the limelight. His dilemma lies in the fact that he wants to take center stage, but doubts his abilities. Melvin Belli needs to avoid being overly critical of himself and to practice hard at whatever he does so that he feels fully confident.
Proud and intensely individual, Melvin Belli 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 relegated to the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Melvin Belli must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Melvin Belli needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Melvin has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Melvin Belli also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Melvin Belli, 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 of the play. Melvin 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 Belli appears radiantly self-confident and independent, he is actually very dependent on the affirmation, love and recognition of others. He cannot bear going unnoticed or unappreciated.
Melvin Belli also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Melvin Belli 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, Melvin Belli likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Melvin needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
Belli's strengths are his zest and love for life, his creative power and his warm and generous heart. His primary fault is his tendency to be very egocentric, and so concerned with the impression he is making and with his own creative self-expression that he forgets there is another, larger world that does not revolve around him.
Leading groups and classes, and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Melvin Belli really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions is natural to him.
Melvin Belli 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.
Melvin Belli tends to struggle with how to assert his will and he gets what he wants in life in a way that he can feel good about. Belli may be unsure about when to use force and take decisive action, and he may occasionally become inappropriately aggressive or pushy. Melvin Belli may also disapprove of his own anger, competitiveness, or aggressive impulses - and thus have difficulty accessing his personal power. Learning to accept and express his "masculine" or "yang" qualities in a positive manner is a challenge for Belli.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 11th house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Quincunx Mars