Although Robert Redford appears to be unselfish, gentle and somewhat passive (as described on the previous page), Redford really has a strong sense of himself and is a much more dominant individual than he seems to be initially. Robert Redford also craves personal glory and acclaim much more than he first lets on. He may feel torn, at times, between taking care of himself and giving to others.
Proud and intensely individual, Robert Redford really wants to stand out, to be the very best he can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for his unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to him, and he cannot tolerate being relegated to the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Robert Redford must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Robert Redford needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Robert has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality and enthusiasm to realize them. Robert Redford also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Robert Redford, it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and he secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero of the play. Robert wants to be great and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. He needs someone to believe in him and his dreams. Though Redford appears radiantly self-confident and independent, he is actually very dependent on the affirmation, love and recognition of others. He cannot bear going unnoticed or unappreciated.
Robert Redford also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Robert Redford loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in his relationships. He is also immensely loyal and will defend his loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend his pride or betray his trust. However, Robert Redford likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally, Robert needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
Redford's strengths are his zest and love for life, his creative power and his warm and generous heart. His primary fault is his tendency to be very egocentric, and so concerned with the impression he is making and with his own creative self-expression that he forgets there is another, larger world that does not revolve around him.
His energies are directed to either perfecting his techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of Robert Redford's, and he is quite a perfectionist!
Redford can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
Robert Redford has a strong need to be with people whom he is emotionally close to. He is very sensitive to others emotional needs, lending a sympathetic ear to their problems. Peace and harmony in his personal surrounding and relationships are very important to Redford.
His deep comprehension and good powers of concentration give Robert Redford the ability to judge matters wisely and prudently. He is a keen observer and also can be a persuasive speaker. Robert likes to be in control, but needs appreciation and recognition for his efforts.
His physical energy is strong and Robert Redford is able to make an extra effort and work quite hard at any task he wants to do. Redford can act quickly and he gets a great deal accomplished in a hurry. But Robert Redford also has a tendency to be reckless and accident-prone.
He may lack direction and drive and tends to compare himself unfavorably to others. Redford alternates between caution and unrealistic expectations and lets others expect too much of him. But Robert Redford plods forward steadily, reaching success later in life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 6th house
Sun Opposition Moon/Asc.
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Pluto
Sun Opposition Mars/Uranus
Sun Opposition Jupiter/Saturn