Although Nicholas Ray appears to be unselfish, gentle and somewhat passive (as described on the previous page), Ray really has a strong sense of himself and is a much more dominant individual than he seems to be initially. Nicholas Ray also craves personal glory and acclaim much more than he first lets on. He may feel torn, at times, between taking care of himself and giving to others.
Proud and intensely individual, Nicholas Ray 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". Nicholas Ray must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Nicholas Ray needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Nicholas has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Nicholas Ray also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Nicholas Ray, 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. Nicholas 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 Ray 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.
Nicholas Ray also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Nicholas Ray 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, Nicholas Ray likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Nicholas needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
Ray'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.
Nicholas Ray has a very dramatic, creative, expressive nature and he loves to perform. Nicholas 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. Nicholas Ray has a strong sense of pride.
He is direct, energetic, sometimes aggressive and combative. Nicholas Ray often feels that he needs to fight to get what he wants, and he tends to have a "me-first" attitude that angers or irritates others. He is hasty, restless, impatient and sometimes reckless.
He may lack direction and drive and tends to compare himself unfavorably to others. Ray alternates between caution and unrealistic expectations and lets others expect too much of him. But Nicholas Ray plods forward steadily, reaching success later in life.
Nicholas Ray has a good relationship between his body and soul. Nicholas Ray tends to seek out the public and because of his strong personality, others will follow him. Nicholas could do well in public relations.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 5th house
Sun Square Mars
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/Saturn
Sun Opposition Asc./MC