His apparent gentleness and noncompetitive stance toward life (described in the previous chapter) may be very deceiving because at heart he is a "warrior". Serge Gainsbourg may feel at odds with himself, sometimes being very passive or benevolent, and at other times, very assertive and concerned primarily with himself. Both qualities are intrinsic to Serge's nature.
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. Serge Gainsbourg 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 Gainsbourg's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Serge Gainsbourg 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. Serge likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Serge Gainsbourg 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, Serge Gainsbourg also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Gainsbourg, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Serge Gainsbourg believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Serge Gainsbourg 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 Gainsbourg's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Serge Gainsbourg to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Serge Gainsbourg would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Serge Gainsbourg to do so.
Serge Gainsbourg has a clear sense of his own self and he therefore conveys a strong impression to others of who he is and what he wants. Assertive and self-motivated, Gainsbourg can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but he competes and often clash with other strong individuals. Serge Gainsbourg feels a need to be in control of his own life and he can be too self-involved, too immersed in his own interests, and oblivious to others at times.
He is blessed with abundant optimism, self-confidence and cheerful generosity. His good will and friendliness win him many allies. Serge Gainsbourg also has grand visions and aspirations, and the desire to succeed in life in a big way. Serge expects the best, and usually gets it.
He is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Serge often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. Gainsbourg is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Serge Gainsbourg tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Serge Gainsbourg 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 Pisces and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 1st house
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Sun Square Pluto