Though Mikhail Baryshnikov seems steady and down-to-earth (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is also quite idealistic, as described below. He may sometimes feel torn between maintaining stability and the status quo versus experimenting with the unconventional and stirring up change. Mikhail Baryshnikov has a keen business sense and is very effective in any organization or large business.
He is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and he insists upon living his own life as he sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Mikhail Baryshnikov cannot be owned or possessed, and while he is willing to share himself with another, he does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Baryshnikov can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Mikhail has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and he tries to abide by them; however, his ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Mikhail Baryshnikov probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
He is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and he often let his head rule rather than his heart. Mikhail Baryshnikov seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Mikhail makes up his mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade him, and he can be rather dogmatic.
Mikhail Baryshnikov thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond his own personal sphere - his town, nation, or even planet. He is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. He enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and he often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, he harbors great hopes for the future. Mikhail Baryshnikov stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Mikhail Baryshnikov was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Mikhail has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
His strong points include his concern for human welfare and social betterment, his sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and his vision. His faults are his stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Leading groups and classes and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Mikhail Baryshnikov really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions comes naturally to him.
Mikhail Baryshnikov tends to struggle with how to assert his will and he gets what he wants in life in a way that he feels good about. Baryshnikov may be unsure about when to use force and take decisive action, and he may occasionally become inappropriately aggressive or pushy. Mikhail Baryshnikov 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 Baryshnikov.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 11th house
Sun Quincunx Mars