Pope Benedict XVI
His apparent gentleness and noncompetitive stance toward life (described in the previous chapter) may be very deceiving because at heart he is a "warrior". Pope Benedict XVI may feel at odds with himself, sometimes being very passive or benevolent, and at other times, very assertive and concerned primarily with himself. Both qualities are intrinsic to The Pope's nature.
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. Pope Benedict XVI 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 Joseph Ratzinger's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Pope Benedict XVI 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. The Pope likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Pope Benedict XVI 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, Pope Benedict XVI also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Joseph Ratzinger, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Pope Benedict XVI believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Pope Benedict XVI 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 Joseph Ratzinger's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Pope Benedict XVI to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Pope Benedict XVI would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Pope Benedict XVI to do so.
Pope Benedict XVI 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, Joseph Ratzinger can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but he competes and often clash with other strong individuals. Pope Benedict XVI 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.
He is imaginative and sensitive to anything colorful, beautiful or magical. He is attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, music and mysticism. His spiritual values color The Pope's whole perspective and approach to life. He is idealistic and perhaps impractical.
He is warm-hearted, kind, generous and very popular, especially with the opposite sex. Joseph Ratzinger's happy feelings rub off onto others and everyone enjoys being with him. Due to a protective and encouraging upbringing, his relationships with his parents are good.
Pope Benedict XVI has a harmonious and graceful manner along with an appreciation of beautiful, perhaps even artistically furnished surroundings. The Pope may be quite attractive and he is likely to make a favorable impression on everyone.
It could be hard for Pope Benedict XVI to face up to his mistakes because of his insecurity and self-doubt. His early years may have been undermined by poor relationships with one or both of his parents who may have been ill, weak or alcoholic.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 1st house
Sun Trine Neptune
Sun Conjunct Venus/Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Venus/Asc.
Sun Opposition Neptune/MC