Though Haynes appears somewhat unconventional or liberal in his approach to life (as mentioned in the previous chapter), he also has a very down to earth, practical, and rather conservative side. He is more attached to tradition and respectful of the ways of the past than he might let on. Balancing, or reconciling between the old and the new is a constant struggle for Haynes.
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 Haynes. Todd Haynes 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.
Todd Haynes has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Todd Haynes 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. Todd 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. Todd Haynes 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, Todd Haynes 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 Haynes.
Haynes' strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
Leading groups and classes, and being involved in community efforts, social activities, events or movements are areas where Todd Haynes really shines and expresses his creativity. An awareness of politics or the larger social impact of individual actions is natural to him.
Todd Haynes 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. Todd Haynes has a clear mind, a love of learning and new experiences, and he needs constant mental stimulation and activity.
Highly competitive and easily provoked, Todd Haynes needs challenges and opponents to pit himself against. Todd thrives on contest and rivalry. At times his vigorous, combative way of achieving the things he wants antagonizes other people. If Todd Haynes uses force too often, others will turn against him and oppose him at every turn.
He is blessed with abundant optimism, self-confidence and cheerful generosity. His good will and friendliness win him many allies. Todd Haynes also has grand visions and aspirations, and the desire to succeed in life in a big way. Todd expects the best, and usually gets it.
Along with his energy and drive, Todd Haynes has high ideals and an active fantasy life. There is a dreamer and an idealist in Haynes, as well as a doer and a fighter. Todd wants to win but not at the expense of others, and this may be somewhat of a dilemma for him.
He is very open and receptive to the spiritual, intangible, and subtle realms, and can easily receive or give conscious guidance based on his inner attunement. Todd Haynes takes many things for granted, such as the existence of an afterlife or the effects of subtle influences like aromatherapy, spiritual healing, etc. These things seem obvious to Todd, whereas to many people they are a matter of conjecture or even illusory. Todd Haynes may not realize he has spiritual gifts because they come so naturally to him.
Todd Haynes deeply believes in his own power and his ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Todd has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, he pursues his desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and he may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Todd likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
Todd Haynes probably has great intellectual ability and curiosity. Todd never seem to run out of ideas and always welcomes the study of new subjects, the more abstract the better. But he also has the basic sense to translate abstract ideas into practical reality.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 11th house
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Sun Opposition Mars
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Sun aspects Mars and Neptune
Sun Sextile Neptune
Sun Trine Pluto
Sun Conjunct Mercury/Jupiter