Behind Shepard's rather soft, gentle, non-aggressive appearance (as described on the previous page), he is passionate and strong-willed. While Shepard may seem very tolerant and forgiving, deep inside he does not readily forget an insult. There is much more bite to Sam than is initially apparent.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, he is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. Sam Shepard is extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and he only allows a special few into his inner world. Like a wary animal, he is cautious and mistrustful of those he does not know until "he sniffs them out". He is highly instinctive and intuitive. Sam Shepard usually has a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though he may be unable to clearly articulate why he feels the way he does. His feelings and perceptions go deeper than words.
Sam Shepard also has a powerful need for deep emotional relationships and he forms very intense love bonds and attachments. He is possessive and often jealous of anyone or anything that he perceives as a threat to his relationship with someone he loves. When Sam Shepard commits himself to someone or something, he is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. Sam merges with or "marries" the person he loves at a very deep level and therefore separations are extremely painful for him, and often stormy and nasty. When Shepard has been wounded, he is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. Sam will most certainly never forget the hurt and he often harbors grievances and resentment for a very long time. Forgiveness does not come easily to him.
Whatever he does, Sam does with passion and fervor, and he often goes to extremes. Shepard can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. Shepard can also be very narrow-minded: either he is 100% involved in something or it does not exist for him at all. Rarely is Sam Shepard emotionally detached and objective. He definitely has a fanatical streak. He is also immensely strong-willed and his tenacity in pursuing his objectives often borders on obsession. He is filled with fierce pride, courage and emotional strength.
Sam Shepard loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. Sam never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. Sam Shepard tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
Sam Shepard craves intense experiences and is attracted to aspects of life that are strange, unfathomable or taboo. Sam may hide his interests or inclinations, except from those who know him very intimately. Sam Shepard is rarely content with himself and his life, and he has an inner urge to continually delve deeper than ever before. Sam is also highly interested in social power and the role that money and economics play in people's lives.
Sam Shepard tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Sam Shepard has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
He is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Sam often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. Shepard is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Sam Shepard tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Sam Shepard both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Appearing successful and attractive to the public is important to him. Sam Shepard probably enjoys wearing stylish clothes and modern jewelry. He tends to seek admiration from others and social acceptance is necessary to Sam's well-being.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Pisces and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 8th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Square Pluto
Sun Conjunct Venus/MC