Behind Bonaparte's rather pragmatic, hardheaded exterior (mentioned in the previous chapter), he is an adventurer and a risk-taker at heart. His cool, conservative manner masks a much more fiery core.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle his way through life, relying on no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence and courage. Napoléon III believes in being totally honest, true to himself and his own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Bonaparte's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Napoléon III craves the freedom to do things in his own way, and he works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not his style. Napoléon likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Napoléon III loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then he is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for him. He is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though he may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Napoléon III also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Bonaparte, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Napoléon III believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Napoléon III hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting his own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for him.
He is basically aggressive in his attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. He is often so fired up about his own projects or goals that he inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Bonaparte's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Napoléon III to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Napoléon III would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Napoléon III to do so.
The urge to learn and communicate is essential to Napoléon III, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Bonaparte is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Napoléon enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
Bonaparte's subconscious needs and feelings blend well with his conscious intentions and desires, therefore Napoléon III is able to proceed with his life's pursuits relatively unhampered by internal resistance or inconsistency. Napoléon's male-female relationships will also reflect this state of internal harmony.
He is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Napoléon III has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Napoléon III has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
If he follows his true nature, his life is apt to be unconventional, unusual, controversial and full of insecurity and excitement. Napoléon III cannot and will not be forced into a pre-set mold, and Napoléon finds it difficult to conform. His offbeat interests and tastes lead Bonaparte to ventures that others may consider too "far-out" or experimental. Napoléon III has a very creative, inventive streak.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Sextile Moon
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun Opposition Uranus