Although Vitaly Potapenko appears gentle and sympathetic toward others (as explained in the previous chapter), he is also a "warrior". Potapenko sometimes feels torn between these two facets of his character: the sensitive, tenderhearted, home-loving side, and the assertive, competitive, risk-taking side. People who first meet Vitaly Potapenko often think that he is a "softy", but later find out that he is strong willed and pursues his goals aggressively.
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. Vitaly Potapenko 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 Potapenko's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Vitaly Potapenko 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. Vitaly likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Vitaly Potapenko 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, Vitaly Potapenko also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Potapenko, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Vitaly Potapenko believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Vitaly Potapenko 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 Potapenko's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Vitaly Potapenko to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Vitaly Potapenko would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Vitaly Potapenko to do so.
His career, reputation and public image are very important to Potapenko. Vitaly Potapenko 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. Vitaly Potapenko may undervalue the personal or inner facet of life.
He is blessed with abundant optimism, self-confidence and cheerful generosity. His good will and friendliness win him many allies. Vitaly Potapenko also has grand visions and aspirations, and the desire to succeed in life in a big way. Vitaly expects the best, and usually gets it.
At times Vitaly Potapenko may feel an uncontrollable urge to radically alter his direction in life or to act in ways that seem eccentric or at least highly atypical. When his life becomes too predictable, Vitaly may do something to upset the status quo, sometimes without realizing why or how he is doing it. These impulses may seem at odds with his conscious intent and desires for himself, and can be unsettling. However, there is a streak of unconventionality and creative genius in Vitaly Potapenko that needs to be expressed now and then.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 10th house
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Sun Quincunx Uranus