Behind Haines' nice, pleasant, easygoing demeanor (described in the previous chapter) lies a very clear-eyed, objective, no-nonsense person. This aspect of Haines' character is described in more detail below.
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 Haines. William Haines 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.
William Haines has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. William Haines 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. William 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. William Haines 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, William Haines 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 Haines.
Haines' strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
He is a private person and inclined to withdraw in very public and impersonal social settings. William Haines prefers to work at home or in a very personal small business.
Haines invests a lot of his creative energy into his home, family relationships, and inner life.
The above description of William Haines is so deeply ingrained that he has little objectivity and often little appreciation for other, different ways of approaching life. William Haines tends to be one-sided. There is little ambiguity in his makeup and he generally knows what he wants and what will make him happy.
He is assertive, energetic, active, courageous and vital. William Haines has a very strong physical drive that expresses itself as sexuality and passion, a desire to compete with others, and a tendency to fight. William Haines has a victorious spirit and the will to win.
He is strong-willed, forceful and independent. Haines knows what he wants, but sometimes may act too impulsively, causing quarrels or disagreement with others. William Haines tends to judge himself and others quite severely, but he is very sincere, honest and trustworthy.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 4th house
Sun Conjunct Moon
Sun Conjunct Mars
Sun Conjunct Moon/Mars