Behind Williams' rather pragmatic, hardheaded exterior (mentioned in the previous chapter), he is an adventurer and a risk-taker at heart. His cool, conservative manner masks a much more fiery core.
He is a person who thrives on challenge, and he often feels that he must battle his way through life, relying on no one and nothing but his own strength, intelligence and courage. Tennessee Williams believes in being totally honest, true to himself and his own vision and convictions, even if it means standing alone. Honesty, integrity, personal honor and authenticity are Williams' gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Tennessee Williams craves the freedom to do things in his own way, and he works very well independently. Cooperating with others or carrying out another's will is not his style. Tennessee likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Tennessee Williams loves action and if others are settling down into a nice, comfortable little rut, then he is always ready to stir things up, do something new, make changes and introduce some fresh blood. Routine and sameness are tantamount to death for him. He is not afraid of trying something that has never been done before, and even though he may sometimes be perceived as a fool, Tennessee Williams also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Williams, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Tennessee Williams believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Tennessee Williams hates being ill or in a position of dependency. Accepting his own human limitations and emotional needs is often difficult for him.
He is basically aggressive in his attitudes and less adept at relating to others, picking up on subtle messages and nuances, listening, nurturing and harmonizing. He is often so fired up about his own projects or goals that he inadvertently runs over or ignores other people's feelings and interests. Being receptive and appreciative of others' contributions, ideas and feelings would be highly instrumental in improving Williams' relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Tennessee Williams to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Tennessee Williams would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Tennessee Williams to do so.
Ownership gives Tennessee Williams a sense of security, and he has a strong attachment to his possessions. Tennessee also has a natural instinct or understanding of economics, finance, trade, and appraising the value of merchandise.
Tennessee Williams tends to see things from his perspective only and to be rather subjective. He also enjoys talking and expressing his views but does not always listen as well. Tennessee Williams has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 2nd house
Sun Conjunct Mercury