Although Shaquille O'Neal strives for honesty and candor, as described in the previous chapter, he is truly non-aggressive and kind, as discussed below. Shaquille O'Neal often feels a great chasm between his idealism and the harsh realities that often require confrontation and sometimes conflict. However, he has a gift for being able to stand up for himself with integrity, but without malice or vindictiveness. His strength, combined with his compassion, can make Shaquille O'Neal a leader who is deeply sensitive to the needs of others. Moreover, his pioneering spirit may spur Shaquille to introduce new styles or concepts to the arts, music or other imaginative area.
At heart he is very gentle, impressionable and receptive - a dreamer. The world of his imagination, feelings, and intuition is as real to Shaquille O'Neal as anything in the outer world, though he may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting his inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, he has a rich inner life, though O'Neal may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. Shaquille O'Neal usually keeps to himself.
Shaquille shows great sensitivity and empathy toward others and often senses things psychically or intuitively which prove to be correct. He is tolerant, forgiving and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. Shaquille has deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and he often feels the pain of others as if it were his own. Shaquille O'Neal sympathizes with the needy, the disadvantaged and the misfits of society. He is capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer, physician, social worker or minister. However, O'Neal tends to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of his kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon him. Shaquille has little sense of boundaries, or of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not his strong points.
He is a lover and a peacemaker rather than a fighter, and he tries to avoid open conflict. O'Neal will patiently ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than confront them directly and O'Neal tends to lack the positive, fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. He is fluid, open, nonresistant and somewhat passive. Shaquille O'Neal does things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
His gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for he possesses great sensitivity, inspiration and limitless imagination. Shaquille O'Neal has a strong affinity for beauty and love.
His faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than take strong, definite action to change his life for the better. He also tends to become so detached from his immediate environment that he lives in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around O'Neal more than it bothers him.
Shaquille O'Neal 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. Asserting himself or getting up in front of an audience may be exceedingly uncomfortable for O'Neal.
O'Neal can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. His dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and he sees healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, Shaquille O'Neal enjoys fine health as well.
At times Shaquille O'Neal may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter his direction in life, or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly uncharacteristic of him. When his life is becoming too predictable, Shaquille may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how he is doing this. These impulses may seem at odds with his conscious intent and desires for himself, and can be unsettling. However, there is a streak of unconventionality and creative genius in Shaquille O'Neal which needs to be expressed now and then.
He is polite and gallant and makes a special effort to meet others half-way. Shaquille O'Neal has the ability to give and receive love. Nurturing friendships, personal love relationships and social life is important to him.
Shaquille O'Neal has a strong will and the desire to be successful no matter what obstacles or resistance he has to overcome. Whatever he does, he knows what he wants to get out of it and drives toward that end with great vigor.
Shaquille O'Neal loves to entertain and likes to cultivate social contacts. He enjoys forming close personal relationships with others and most of them should be harmonious. Shaquille prefers teamwork rather than separate efforts to realize his goals.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Pisces
Sun in Pisces
Sun in 12th house
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun Quincunx Uranus
Sun Conjunct Venus/N. Node
Sun Conjunct Mars/MC
Sun Conjunct N. Node/Asc.