Behind Schumann's rather serious demeanor (described in the previous chapter), he has a much more frivolous, inquisitive and open side. The self-discipline and self-control mentioned earlier help to balance some of the restlessness and flightiness described below. Robert has both a strong "adult" component in his nature (mature, careful, realistic), and a strong "child" component (mischievous, playful, fanciful).
Robert Schumann is, in many ways, an eternal child. His mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful and always eager for new experiences - and his attention span is often quite brief. Schumann grasps ideas quickly and once his initial curiosity has been satisfied, he is ready to move on. Robert Schumann craves frequent change and variety, as well as new situations and people.
It may be hard for Robert Schumann to decide just where his talents and true vocation lie, for he has a multitude of interests and is loathe limiting himself by concentrating on just one. He is easily distracted by all of the other fascinating possibilities. His curiosity and restlessness propel Robert toward many different experiences in life, and he is willing to taste or try anything once. Doing the same thing over and over again, even if it is something he does well, is tantamount to drudgery for Schumann.
Robert Schumann lives in his head a great deal - reading, observing, thinking, spinning ideas around - and he needs mental stimulation every bit as much as he needs food and drink. In fact, if Robert had to choose between a good book or movie and a good lunch, he would very likely choose the former. Robert Schumann has a creative mind and he often lives by his wits.
He is also a very social creature, with a strong need to communicate and interact with people. He enjoys using and playing with words and has a real flair for getting his ideas across in a clever, interesting, articulate manner. Writing and/or speaking are areas he has talent for.
Robert Schumann also has a rather lighthearted and mischievous sense of humor, and often does not take anything too seriously. Though he craves emotional involvement, it is hard for Robert Schumann to achieve it, for he is frequently unwilling to commit himself to anything, to take responsibility or to limit his personal freedom and mobility.
His happiness lies in using his creativity and language skills to communicate something meaningful, teach, inspire, or bring people together. Robert has an unbiased mind and can usually offer a fresh, clear, uncluttered perspective. His faults are his lack of constancy and persistence, and his tendency to overlook or ignore deep emotional issues and other people's feelings.
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. Robert Schumann is highly motivated to strive for a state of wholeness or optimal functioning and he is quite a perfectionist!
Schumann can easily become overly identified or involved with the task he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
He is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. Robert Schumann has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. Robert Schumann has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
He is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Robert often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. Schumann is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Robert Schumann tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Robert Schumann both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Gemini
Sun in Gemini
Sun in 6th house
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun Square Pluto