Even though he is emotionally intense and can be somewhat of a pressure cooker at times (as described on the previous page), Prince Willem-Alexander is very grounded and stable at heart, as described in more detail below. His essentially sensible, practical nature enables Prince Willem-Alexander to direct some of his powerful feelings and drives into productive channels.
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 Prince of the Netherlands' course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Prince Willem-Alexander 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 Prince Willem-Alexander 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, Prince of the Netherlands can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Prince Willem-Alexander 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. Prince Willem-Alexander 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 Prince of the Netherlands for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Prince Willem-Alexander usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Prince Willem-Alexander 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".
Prince of Orange 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 Prince of the Netherlands' tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Prince Willem-Alexander lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
His energies are directed toward either honing his professional techniques, skills and abilities or "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. Prince Willem-Alexander is highly motivated to strive for a state of wholeness or optimal functioning and he is quite a perfectionist!
Prince of the Netherlands can easily become overly identified or involved with the task he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
Prince Willem-Alexander is a restless spirit, a bit self-willed, and he has a tendency to overstrain his nervous system. He is easily aroused and quick to explode when things do not meet his expectations. He is highly individualistic, resourceful and determined.
His vitality is not up to par and his will-power a bit weak, making Prince Willem-Alexander vulnerable to swindle or deceit. His inner discontent and casual attitude could easily lead Prince of the Netherlands into dubious schemes. Prince of Orange should refrain from any activity that seems to be subversive.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Scorpio and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 6th house
Sun Opposition Moon/Uranus
Sun Opposition Mars/Neptune