As described in the previous chapter, Ted Hughes instinctively protects, nurtures, and supports others, and as discussed below, he loves to be a leader. The combination of these two sides of Hughes results in his being a good leader of his family, or any club or group to which he belongs. Ted Hughes treats people with a lot of personal attention and care, and others appreciate this.
He also often takes things too personally, and many times Ted Hughes thinks that things are directed at him personally when they are not.
Behind Hughes' rather gentle, soft appearance he is very willful and stubborn, a surprise to people as they get to know him better.
Proud and intensely individual, Ted Hughes really wants to stand out, to be the very best he can be, and to be recognized and appreciated for his unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important to him, and he cannot tolerate being in the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team". Ted Hughes must put his personal stamp on whatever he does, and direct his own course in life. Ted Hughes needs to have a place where he can shine, express himself creatively, and be the one in charge.
Ted has big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality, and enthusiasm to bring them into being. Ted Hughes also has a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For Ted Hughes it is true that "the entire world's a stage" and he secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desires to be the star or hero in the play. Ted wants to be great, and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the "audience" is just one other special person. He needs someone to believe in him and his dreams. Though Hughes appears radiantly self-confident and independent, he is actually very much dependent on the affirmation, love, and recognition of others. He cannot bear being unnoticed or unappreciated.
Ted Hughes also loves wholeheartedly and generously and really knows how to make the person he loves feel special. Ted Hughes loves the magic of "being in love" and knows how to keep the romance alive in his relationships. He is also immensely loyal and will defend his loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend his pride or betray his trust. However, Ted Hughes likes to be the strong one in his relationships and he really does not share the leading role very easily. Ideally Ted needs to find a person who is as strong-willed as he is, but who will not try to dominate or compete with him.
His strengths are Hughes' zest and love for life, his creative power, and his warm and generous heart. His primary fault is his tendency to be very egocentric, so concerned with the impression he is making and with his own creative self-expression that he forget there is another, larger world that does not revolve around him.
He is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. Ted Hughes prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Hughes invests a lot of his creative energy into his home, family relationships, and his inner life.
Hughes 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, Ted Hughes enjoys fine health as well.
He is warm-hearted, kind, generous and very popular, especially with the opposite sex. Hughes' happy feelings rub off onto others and everyone enjoys being with him. Due to a protective and encouraging upbringing, his relationships with his parents are good.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Leo
Sun in Leo
Sun in 4th house
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun Conjunct Venus/Jupiter