Though Bloom appears somewhat unconventional or liberal in his approach to life (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he has a very down to earth, practical, and rather conservative side too. He is more tied to tradition and more respectful of the ways of the past, than he might seem. Balancing, or making some kind of integration between the old and the new is a constant struggle for Bloom.
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 Bloom. Orlando Bloom 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.
Orlando Bloom has a thoughtful, quiet, and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Orlando Bloom seems to be always 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. Orlando 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. Often he is authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Orlando Bloom has a great respect for tradition and even if he does not agree with certain laws, he will abide by them or work to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Careful and conservative, Orlando Bloom plays by the rules.
He is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to know intimately, and never superficial. He is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving himself (and others) permission to feel, to play, to be spontaneous and silly, and to be weak and vulnerable sometimes, is not easy for Bloom.
Bloom'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.
Orlando Bloom tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where his efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting himself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for Bloom.
Orlando has big aspirations but he does not struggle or labor to achieve them. His self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefits to him in an almost magical way. His optimism and cheerful generosity also win Bloom many allies and successes in life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 12th house
Sun Trine Jupiter