His optimism and enthusiasm (mentioned in the previous chapter), is balanced by an innate objectivity, detachment, and pragmatic realism that usually keeps his idealistic ventures on a sound course. Though he appears confident and positive, Nicolas Cage is often quite skeptical and much more cautious than he lets on. And while it is true that Cage likes to play, he is also serious about his work and commitments.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, he is driven to prove himself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. His work, his position in the world, and his contributions to society are very important to Cage. Nicolas Cage will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal he has set for himself, and he often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Nicolas Cage has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Nicolas Cage seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. He is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. He is highly conscientious and even as a child he possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
He is basically a pragmatic realist, and though he may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, he feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Nicolas has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in him as well.
He is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. He is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Nicolas Cage has a great respect for tradition and even if he does not agree with certain laws, he will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Nicolas Cage plays by the rules.
He is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. He is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving himself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Cage.
Cage's strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
Nicolas Cage has a clear sense of his own self and he therefore conveys a strong impression to others of who he is and what he wants. Assertive and self-motivated, Cage can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but he competes and often clash with other strong individuals. Nicolas Cage feels a need to be in control of his own life and he can be too self-involved, too immersed in his own interests, and oblivious to others at times.
Nicolas Cage tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Nicolas Cage has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Nicolas has big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. Nicolas Cage tends to exaggerate, promise more than is feasible and misjudge by being overly optimistic. However, he never gives up on his hopes for the future. Cage tends to be restless and discontent with the responsibilities and limitations of life.
He is very open and receptive to the spiritual, intangible, and subtle realms, and can easily receive or give conscious guidance based on his inner attunement. Nicolas Cage takes many things for granted, such as the existence of an afterlife or the effects of subtle influences like aromatherapy, spiritual healing, etc. These things seem obvious to Nicolas, whereas to many people they are a matter of conjecture or even illusory. Nicolas Cage may not realize he has spiritual gifts because they come so naturally to him.
Nicolas Cage deeply believes in his own power and his ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Nicolas has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, he pursues his desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and he may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Nicolas likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Nicolas Cage tends to think and act bravely and has a positive and firm demeanor. Nicolas has what it takes to make his own way in life. He may be a bit excitable, but never shy away from a good argument.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 1st house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Square Jupiter
Sun Sextile Neptune
Sun Trine Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Mars