Banks will notice that his description below highlights many of the same points raised in Chapter 2. Because he is so self-reliant, independent and unwilling to compromise or even cooperate with others, Russell Banks is likely to be self-employed or at least have a job that allows him to work at his own pace with minimal supervision.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle his way through life, relying on no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence and courage. Russell Banks believes in being totally honest, true to himself and his own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Banks' gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Russell Banks craves the freedom to do things in his own way, and he works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not his style. Russell likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Russell Banks loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then he is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for him. He is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though he may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Russell Banks also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Banks, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Russell Banks believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Russell Banks hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting his own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for him.
He is basically aggressive in his attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. He is often so fired up about his own projects or goals that he inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Banks' relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Russell Banks to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Russell Banks would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Russell Banks to do so.
Russell Banks tends to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where his efforts are hidden, behind the scenes, unacknowledged or unknown to the public. Banks may find it exceedingly uncomfortable to assert himself or get up in front of an audience.
Russell Banks feels that he has the support of his family or others in his environment for his creative efforts and personal goals, which enables him to act with confidence. He is able to satisfy both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. He is in harmony with himself and is therefore an effective individual.
Banks is very thorough and takes his time thinking things through. He enjoys games that require a lot of concentration and thought, like chess for example. Russell Banks also could find traveling very rewarding.
He may find it hard to establish relationships with other people and he tends to look for more timid partners. Russell Banks could also have difficulty expressing his ideas to others as well as coming to an understanding with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 12th house
Sun Trine Moon
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Saturn
Sun Opposition Neptune/N. Node