Although Orson Welles approaches life with curiosity and a willingness to learn and try new things (as stated in the previous chapter), at heart he is much more stable and reliable than he appears. Welles is, in fact, quite solid though he can leave the impression of being rather changeable. He is also not quite as flexible and adaptable as one might assume initially. Welles can act silly or experiment with a lot of different things, but does not lose perspective or balance.
He is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of his greatest assets. Once Welles' course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Orson Welles has a very practical nature; he wants to see concrete, tangible results for his efforts, and he is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of his "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for he has a great love of the physical world and he wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Orson Welles will work long and persistently, he also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and he wants to enjoy what he has worked for. In fact, Welles can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Orson Welles also loves the beauty of the natural world and he probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, his needs are simple and he is easy to please. Orson Welles has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless he is forced to do so. He is not very demanding emotionally, though he does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of his faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon Welles for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Orson Welles usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Orson Welles also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. He makes an excellent parent, especially if he follows his instincts more often than "the experts".
Orson has three major faults: one is his bullheaded obstinacy. The second is his unwillingness to deviate from his safe, predictable routine. And the third is Welles' tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Orson Welles lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
Orson Welles 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 Welles.
Orson Welles 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. Orson Welles has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Orson Welles often feels that he is at cross purposes with himself, for his conscious intentions and desires conflict with his subconscious emotional needs and drives. He is torn in two different directions. Orson has difficulty satisfying both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, Orson sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to him or what Orson really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, his life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Orson Welles is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Welles has a rebellious streak and he often feels he is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to him.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Gemini and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 12th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Square Moon
Sun Square Uranus