Though Ward may seem breezy, independent and freedom loving (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he is in fact not completely happy without a partner. He enjoys being on the move and exploring new territory, but wants a traveling companion! Ward yearns for fulfilling, yet non-restricting relationships.
Harmony and balance are his keynotes. Simon Ward instinctively understands the need to accommodate other people's interests and desires, and he is always fair and willing to meet others half way. Tactful, diplomatic, and quite socially aware, Simon does all he can to avoid conflict and discord. His spirit is one of cooperation and compromise, and he often achieves through charm and discretion what would have been impossible to achieve with a direct, forceful approach.
Getting along with and pleasing others may be too important to Ward since he can be too dependent on the approval and opinions of other to make his own decisions. Ward will rarely act without seeking the counsel and feedback of other people. He prefers sharing and doing things with others rather than on his own. Being alone feels very unnatural to Simon Ward, and he has a strong need for a partner and intimate one-on-one relationships.
Simon Ward invests a great deal of his energy in personal love relationships and he is very idealistic and romantic about marriage. Simon Ward seeks a partner who is his equal intellectually, and who is capable of a mental relationship as well as a physical and emotional one. He makes a thoughtful, considerate friend or lover, and he enjoys the traditional symbols of love - courtship, flowers, etc. Ward perceives relationships like an art that requires time, attention and creative effort. Simon Ward appreciates a partner who is subtle and polished, never coarse or blunt.
Fairness and equality, both in his personal relationships and in the world, are extremely important to him. If Simon Ward fights about anything, it is often about something he feels is unfair and unbalanced. Balance is very important to Simon. He believes in moderation in all things and avoids fanaticism and extremism at all costs.
Simon Ward also has a strong need for beautiful, harmonious surroundings and a natural sense of artistic style and grace, which is reflected in the way Ward dresses and furnishes his home and workspace. Everything must be aesthetically pleasing and appropriate. Working with people as a counselor, advisor, consultant, or negotiator, or in an artistic field such as design or photography would be fulfilling to him.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Ward. Simon Ward has a strong desire to be influential or make his mark on the world. He is not satisfied with the personal sphere alone; his ambitions include making a major contribution and receiving broad recognition for his unique effort and gifts. Simon Ward may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Simon has lofty aspirations but does not struggle or labor to achieve them. His self-confidence and inner harmony attract success and benefit him in an almost magical way. His optimism and cheerful generosity also win Ward many allies and successes in life.
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Ward's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Simon Ward tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
Simon has to overcome considerable hardship in order to fulfill his personal destiny. However, he has the strength and stamina necessary to do so. Support and helpful guidance from his father or other significant men in his life may well be lacking. In fact, their disapproval of Simon and their harsh criticism are apt to be two of his greatest handicaps, and at times he may feel quite discouraged and alone. But true self-reliance and a solid sense of his own powers may well be the silver lining to that cloud in his life. Simon Ward needs to learn to follow his own creative impulses and heart's desires, regardless of what his critics or the authorities may say.
His mind is very active and his judgment usually is sound. Although Simon Ward's thinking is influenced by his feelings, he is inclined to think in realistic and practical terms. He is in control of his feelings and is able to express them rationally.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Sagittarius and Sun in Libra
Sun in Libra
Sun in 10th house
Sun Trine Jupiter
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Quincunx Saturn
Sun Conjunct Moon/Mercury