In addition to Michael's strong personal loyalties and the devotion he feels for his nearest and dearest relations (as described on the previous page), Michael Redgrave has great compassion and sensitivity toward people in all walks of life. Michael Redgrave has a gift for understanding and appreciating a wide variety of art and life styles.
Moreover, Redgrave should be careful not to be taken advantage of by others. His good heart and innocent, unsuspecting attitude can make Michael Redgrave a victim of others' greed. If this happens, Michael needs to avoid becoming bitter and resentful about life, and instead, to allow his great compassion and sensitivity to blossom and shine, rather than be dimmed by a few mistakes.
At heart he is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of his imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Michael Redgrave as anything in the outer world, though he may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting his inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, he has a rich inner life, though Redgrave may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Michael Redgrave usually keeps to himself.
Michael shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. He is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. Michael has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and he often feels the pain of others as if it were his own. Michael Redgrave sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. He is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, Redgrave tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of his kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon him. Michael has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not his strong points.
He is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and he tries to avoid open conflict. Redgrave will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and Redgrave tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. He is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Michael Redgrave does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
His gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for he possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. Michael Redgrave has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
His faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change his life for the better. He also tends to become so detached from his immediate environment that he lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around Redgrave more than it bothers him.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Redgrave. Michael Redgrave has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. He is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Michael Redgrave may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
There is an ongoing, subtle conflict within Michael Redgrave between his conscious attitudes and aspirations and his deeper emotional and subconscious beliefs, needs and feelings. This creates considerable inner stress and sometimes paralyzing indecision, mostly due to the fact that Michael may be trying to follow a path that is at odds with his subconscious desires. Chronic tightness or tension in his body may well be a signal that Michael Redgrave is denying or suppressing the messages from his subconscious or emotional self.
Ideally, Michael Redgrave will learn to accept and express these two different sides of himself. Should he fail to do so, Redgrave is likely to be drawn into many relationships with people who reflect his denied or repressed qualities and seem to make his life difficult. (Also read chapter 4 in order to get a better picture of the duality described here.)
Michael has lofty aspirations but does not struggle or labor to achieve them. His self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefit him in an almost magical way. His optimism and cheerful generosity also win Redgrave many allies and successes in life.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Redgrave's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Michael Redgrave tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
Michael Redgrave has a mature and often somber demeanor. He is serious, reserved, self-disciplined, highly responsible and conscientious. He progresses rather slowly in life, through his own efforts and persistence. He is also rather stern and judgmental, especially with himself. Cautious and careful, it is difficult for him to really let go, be spontaneous and playful. Michael likes to be in control of himself.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 10th house
Sun Quincunx Moon
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Conjunct Saturn