Although it may seem that he is just patiently plodding along, Ricky Wilson is actually quite shrewd and has a clear purpose in mind. He is far more astute and ambitious than his rather gentle, forbearing manner (described in the previous chapter) would suggest.
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 Wilson. Ricky Wilson 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.
Ricky Wilson has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Ricky Wilson seems to always be 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. Ricky 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. He is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Ricky Wilson has a great respect for tradition and even if he does not agree with certain laws, he will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Ricky Wilson plays by the rules.
He is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. He is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving himself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Wilson.
Wilson'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.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Wilson. Ricky Wilson 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. Ricky Wilson may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Ricky Wilson is loving and well loved by others, and has a strong need for relationships that offer kindness, friendship and affection. His artistic and creative powers are also well developed and Ricky does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to Wilson, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
Although Ricky Wilson prefers harmony and accord, he also has a confrontational side.
Highly competitive and easily provoked, Ricky Wilson needs challenges and opponents to pit himself against. Ricky thrives on contest and rivalry. At times his vigorous, combative way of achieving the things he wants antagonizes other people. If Ricky Wilson uses force too often, others will turn against him and oppose him at every turn.
Wilson occasionally gambles, splurges or overextends himself in ways that may be at odds with his usual way of doing things. Exaggerating his accomplishments or spending too much in order to impress others and build up his own self-esteem can be a problem. However, Ricky Wilson also has faith and an optimistic side, which enable him to recover from the negative consequences of his excesses, and to learn from them.
While Ricky Wilson deeply appreciates beauty and has a great desire for love, he is in no way frivolous or indiscriminate in his affections. Wilson can be very frugal and sparing with both money and emotions.
While Ricky Wilson does have a strong drive, he frequently holds himself back. One of his challenges lies in learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in his life (or his own internal caution and resistance!).
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Wilson's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Ricky Wilson tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
Ricky has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill his personal destiny. However, he has the strength and stamina necessary to do so. Support and helpful guidance from his father or other significant men in his life may well be lacking. In fact, their disapproval of Ricky and their harsh criticism are apt to be two of his greatest handicaps, and at times he may feel quite discouraged and alone. But true self-reliance and a solid sense of his own powers may well be the silver lining to that cloud in his life. Ricky Wilson needs to learn to follow his own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what his critics or the authorities may say.
He may lack direction and drive and tends to compare himself unfavorably to others. Wilson alternates between caution and unrealistic expectations and lets others expect too much of him. But Ricky Wilson plods forward steadily, reaching success later in life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun aspects Venus and Mars
Sun Opposition Mars
Sun Quincunx Jupiter
Sun aspects Venus and Saturn
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun Opposition Jupiter/Saturn