In addition to having an independent spirit, as described in the previous chapter, Taye Diggs is also objective, pragmatic and quite ambitious. He is likely to work his way to the top of the ladder in some corporation, academic community or the like through his astute strategies combined with his willingness to take risks. Taye Diggs aims to be the authority, the one in charge. At times his impulsiveness may be at odds with his conservative, responsible side (which is discussed below). Diggs could experience ongoing internal tension between pleasing himself and acting spontaneously versus doing what he needs to do to get ahead and realize his long-range ambitions.
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 Diggs. Taye Diggs 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.
Taye Diggs has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Taye Diggs 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. Taye 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. Taye Diggs 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, Taye Diggs 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 Diggs.
Diggs' strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Diggs. Taye Diggs 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. Taye Diggs may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
Realistic and practical, Taye Diggs sets goals for himself that are modest enough for him to actually achieve. He is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for Diggs possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Taye Diggs also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling his obligations. Diggs often does things because he feels it is expected of him.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Taye Diggs that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Diggs can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, his life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Taye Diggs is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Diggs has a rebellious streak and he often feels he is unusual and different from society's mainstream. The unorthodox and the novel appeal to him.
He is polite and gallant and makes a special effort to meet others half-way. Taye Diggs has the ability to give and receive love. Nurturing friendships, personal love relationships and social life is important to him.
Taye Diggs has a sense of good fellowship and comradeship and is very much at ease in contact with others. Diggs works successfully with others in his community, groups or associations and may get some assistance from some very powerful and influential people.
Taye Diggs has a powerful personality and a tendency to run roughshod over others. Taye tends to inflict his will on them whether or not they are receptive. He is likely to gain respect from others through the demonstration of physical strength and bravery.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 10th house
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Square Uranus
Sun Conjunct Venus/N. Node
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/N. Node
Sun Opposition Pluto/Asc.