Stills' quiet, unassuming, rather modest facade (described in the previous chapter) is liable to mask certain far less modest goals and ambitions in life. Materially (or in other ways), he is much more aspiring than he may seem, and reaching the top academically or professionally is really important to him.
Serious, disciplined and quietly ambitious, he is driven to prove himself and to achieve material accomplishments and success. His work, his position in the world, and his contributions to society are very important to Stills. Stephen Stills will persevere through enormous hardship and frustration in order to reach a goal he has set for himself, and he often sacrifices much in the area of personal relationships and home life in order to do so.
Stephen Stills has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Stephen Stills seems to always be in control, capable, efficient and strong. He is often the person in the family or group who is given more responsibility (and more work) than the others. He is highly conscientious and even as a child he possessed great maturity, soberness, and worldly wisdom.
He is basically a pragmatic realist, and though he may have all sorts of dreams, ideals and colorful theories, he feels that the ultimate test of a concept is its practical usefulness. Stephen has an innate shrewdness and business sense, and there is a bit of the cynic in him as well.
He is clear-headed, detached and objective, and is not swayed by emotional dramatics. He is often authoritarian - strictly fair, but without mercy. Stephen Stills has a great respect for tradition and even if he does not agree with certain laws, he will abide by them or strive to change them, but never flagrantly disregard them. Cautious and conservative, Stephen Stills plays by the rules.
He is subtle, understated, quiet, deep, not easy to get to know intimately, and never superficial. He is a modest person and sometimes overly self-critical. Giving himself (and others) permission to feel, play, be spontaneous and silly, and sometimes weak and vulnerable is not easy for Stills.
Stills' strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
He is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Stephen Stills prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Stills invests a lot of his creative energy into his home, family relationships, and his inner life.
At times Stephen Stills 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, Stephen 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 Stephen Stills which needs to be expressed now and then.
He is apt to be a fanatic in some way, and cannot go halfway in anything he does. His extremism may seem (and actually be) obsessive and somewhat blind. That is, Stephen Stills does not always consciously understand why he feels as driven or intense about a given course of action as he does. There is a strong element of fate or inevitability in Stills' life. A significant death or loss in his close relationships is apt to profoundly influence Stephen Stills and shape important decisions in his life, and he may consciously seek out intense, life-or-death experiences as well.
He is inclined to feel uncomfortable or restrained in some way in the presence of others and prefer to be alone. Stephen Stills is modest and shy in his approach to others and tends to accept more responsibility than he really needs to.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Virgo and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 4th house
Sun Quincunx Uranus
Sun Quincunx Pluto
Sun Opposition Saturn/N. Node