His self-reliant, independent spirit described in the previous chapter, combined with his strong sense of community and larger social issues, compel Castaignède to take a strong stand on various ideological and political issues. Thomas Castaignède feels that others are often too unconcerned and uninvolved in larger social issues that affect them directly. Political activism or being a "warrior" for a cause that is dear to his heart may be Thomas' path in life.
He is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and he insists upon living his own life as he sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Thomas Castaignède cannot be owned or possessed, and while he is willing to share himself with another, he does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Castaignède can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Thomas has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and he tries to abide by them; however, his ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Thomas Castaignède probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
He is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and he often let his head rule rather than his heart. Thomas Castaignède seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Thomas makes up his mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade him, and he can be rather dogmatic.
Thomas Castaignède thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond his own personal sphere - his town, nation, or even planet. He is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. He enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and he often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, he harbors great hopes for the future. Thomas Castaignède stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Thomas Castaignède was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Thomas has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
His strong points include his concern for human welfare and social betterment, his sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and his vision. His faults are his stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Leading groups and classes and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Thomas Castaignède really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions comes naturally to him.
Impulsive, restless and spontaneous, his life is apt to be somewhat unstable and full of sudden changes. Thomas Castaignède is extremely independent and craves excitement, adventure, freedom and discovery. Castaignède 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.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aries and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 11th house
Sun Square Uranus