Behind Reich's 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. Wilhelm Reich 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 Reich's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
Wilhelm Reich 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. Wilhelm likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
Wilhelm Reich 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, Wilhelm Reich also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Reich, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. Wilhelm Reich believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. Wilhelm Reich 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 Reich's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes Wilhelm Reich to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. Wilhelm Reich would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows Wilhelm Reich to do so.
Ownership gives Wilhelm Reich a sense of security, and he has a strong attachment to his possessions. Wilhelm also has a natural instinct or understanding of economics, finance, trade, and appraising the value of merchandise.
He is direct, energetic, sometimes aggressive and combative. Wilhelm Reich often feels that he needs to fight to get what he wants, and he tends to have a "me-first" attitude that angers or irritates others. He is hasty, restless, impatient and sometimes reckless.
Reich occasionally gamble, splurge, or overextend himself in ways that may be quite at odds with his usual way of doing things. Exaggerating his accomplishments or spending too much in order to impress others and build up his own self-esteem can be a problem. However, Wilhelm Reich also has faith and an optimistic side, which enable him to recover from the negative consequences of his excesses, and to learn from them.
While Wilhelm Reich does have a strong drive, he frequently holds himself back. One of his challenges lies in learning to endure frustration and to patiently overcome the obstacles in his life (or his own internal caution and resistance!).
However he also has a more somber side, which keeps Reich's optimism from becoming ungrounded or overblown. Wilhelm Reich tends to seesaw between his faith, vision and high aspirations, and his caution and realism (or fear!). He cannot and does not rely on good luck or grace alone, and he accepts the need for hard work. His skeptical or "somber" side is described below.
Realistic and practical, Wilhelm Reich sets goals for himself that are modest enough for him to actually achieve. He is able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for Reich possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. Wilhelm Reich also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling his obligations. Reich often does things because he feels it is expected of him.
Although he takes himself and his responsibilities seriously, there is also a part of Wilhelm Reich that rebels against rules and restrictions and the need to contend with outside authority. Reich can feel torn between conforming to the rules or fulfilling his obligations, and breaking free of them. His wilder side will now be described.
The unusual and unorthodox appeal to Reich, and he does not allow tradition, convention or other people's expectations to dictate how he is going to live his life. Wilhelm Reich craves freedom, adventure, excitement and discovery, and is not afraid of change. Wilhelm Reich possesses inventive and creative genius.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 2nd house
Sun Square Mars
Sun Quincunx Jupiter
Sun aspects Mars and Saturn
Sun aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Uranus
Sun Trine Uranus