Because he is supportive and nurturing (as mentioned in the previous chapter), and also practical and well grounded (as described below), Ryan O'Neal is a great source of solace and emotional support for other people. Ryan O'Neal is actually more stable and solid than his rather mellow demeanor would suggest.
He is a steadfast and patient soul, capable of tremendous devotion, dedication, endurance and constancy. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of his greatest assets. Once O'Neal's course is set, he pursues it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway him from his purpose.
Ryan O'Neal has a very practical nature; he wants to see concrete, tangible results for his efforts, and he is not one to concoct wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition. Most of his "wild dreams" have to do with material achievements, well-being and security, for he has a great love of the physical world and he wants to experience and enjoy it to the full. Though Ryan O'Neal will work long and persistently, he also has a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and he wants to enjoy what he has worked for. In fact, O'Neal can be enormously lazy at times and has a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. Ryan O'Neal also loves the beauty of the natural world and he probably prefers a serene country setting to an urban life style.
Basically, his needs are simple and he is easy to please. Ryan O'Neal has a strong desire for security, stability and peace, and will rarely make changes unless he is forced to do so. He is not very demanding emotionally, though he does crave a great deal of physical closeness and affection. Because of his faithfulness, emotional steadfastness and gentle strength, others often depend upon O'Neal for support. Though he hates upheaval and sudden changes, Ryan O'Neal usually maintains his poise and equanimity. Ryan O'Neal also has an innate sense of harmony with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time and the patience to nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or a creative project. He makes an excellent parent, especially if he follows his instincts more often than "the experts".
Ryan has three major faults: one is his bullheaded obstinacy. The second is his unwillingness to deviate from his safe, predictable routine. And the third is O'Neal's tendency to always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative, speculative, and fanciful - in other words, Ryan O'Neal lacks the ability to play with ideas and possibilities, and to open his mind to new horizons.
Leading groups and classes and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Ryan O'Neal really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions comes naturally to him.
Ryan O'Neal 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 Ryan does everything in a harmonious, gracious, pleasing manner. Aesthetics are very important to O'Neal, as are his personal appearance and attractiveness.
He is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Ryan often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. O'Neal is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Ryan O'Neal tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Ryan O'Neal both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
O'Neal 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. Ryan O'Neal also could find traveling very rewarding.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Taurus
Sun in Taurus
Sun in 11th house
Sun Conjunct Venus
Sun Square Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Saturn