Although Ifans may seem quite poised, even-tempered, balanced and harmonious (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is actually rather moody and emotional. Inside, he is much more subjective and biased in his attitudes than his fair-minded, reasonable demeanor may imply.
Rhys has powerful emotional attachments to the past, his family, his childhood, places he associates with safety and security, and his beginnings. It is very important to Ifans to maintain a connection with his roots and heritage and keep family bonds strong. Loyal, devoted, and sentimental, Ifans tends to cling to whatever is dear to him - be it a person, a familiar place, or a cherished possession.
He is sympathetic, nurturing, supportive and very sensitive to the emotional needs of other people. Rhys likes to be needed and to care for others, and he often worries about the people he loves. Rhys Ifans has a very strong need for a sense of belonging and acceptance, and much of his life centers on his home. He is more concerned about people and their feelings than with power, achievement, or position in society. Kindness, consideration and tenderness are more meaningful to Rhys Ifans than any sort of honor the world can bestow.
He is primarily emotional and his views are often dominated by his feelings and his own personal, subjective experiences, rather than reason, logic or abstract principles. It is difficult for him to judge situations fairly and objectively because his personal sympathies and loyalties usually factor in. Rhys Ifans takes things very personally and sometimes builds a wall around himself to shield himself from pain and rejection. Rhys Ifans feels rather shy and vulnerable at heart. He also tends to be moody and experiences frequent mood swings. Rhys Ifans needs to have a place and time in his life to withdraw, introspect, dream and replenish himself; otherwise Rhys Ifans becomes cranky and unhappy with those around him.
Rhys Ifans functions in an instinctive, irrational manner and likes to immerse himself in creative activities where he can express his feelings, imagination and instincts. Ifans often loves to cook, since it can be both creative and a way to nurture and nourish others. Rhys Ifans also has a great affinity for music, because it evokes and communicates feelings that may be difficult or impossible to put into words.
His compassion, sensitivity, and imagination are Ifans' strong points. His faults include an inability to let go of the past and move forward, clannishness and prejudice, and a tendency for self-pity when facing hardship.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Ifans. Rhys Ifans has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. He is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Rhys Ifans may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
He is often plagued by feelings of personal inadequacy, inhibitions and self-doubt. Rhys Ifans has a cautious, realistic attitude toward life and is highly responsible and disciplined with regard to his obligations and duties. Rhys Ifans tends to work and struggle more than necessary and to take himself too seriously.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Rhys Ifans that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Ifans can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
He is an original! Rhys Ifans radiates a sort of electrical excitement about the things he is interested in, and conveys this to others, but he also gets bored rather quickly. Rhys does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
Ifans might be called the eternal optimist and has a very peace-loving nature. He seems to be happy and content, generous and popular in social circles. Rhys Ifans also has a good sense for business and likes to carry out enterprises on a large scale.
Both sensitive and sensuous, Rhys blends charm and energy. Rhys Ifans has a healthy sexuality and a good balance between activity and passivity. He may be fond of singing, dancing, music and drama. Romance comes easily to Rhys, and his romantic relationships are passionate.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Cancer
Sun in Cancer
Sun in 10th house
Sun Square Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun Conjunct Moon/Jupiter
Sun Conjunct Venus/Mars