Though William Colby seems quite soft and sympathetic (as mentioned in the previous chapter), deep down, he is very hardheaded and practical and Colby can be surprisingly cool and impassive. He is caring, but at the same time rather detached and unemotional. William Colby has a knack for understanding others because he can empathize with them without getting "sucked into" their problems and concerns. For this reason, he is a good parent. William can also be very shrewd in business because he can sense what others want and is clever at finding ways to market products or services that people want.
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 Colby. William Colby 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 Colby has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. William Colby 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 Colby 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 Colby 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 Colby.
Colby's strong points are his depth and thoroughness, patience, tenacity and faithfulness. His faults are a tendency to be rigid and inflexible, and too serious.
His energies are directed to either perfecting his techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting", refining, and improving himself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of William Colby's, and he is quite a perfectionist!
Colby can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
Realistic and practical, William Colby 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 Colby possesses self-discipline, concentration and perseverance. William Colby also has a strong sense of responsibility and is very conscientious about fulfilling his obligations. Colby often does things because he feels it is expected of him.
While he is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, William Colby also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
William Colby tends to be very impressionable and psychically open, and as a youngster, he could have been dominated in his relationships with more forceful personalities. Afraid of confrontation, Colby may have become passive, identified himself as a helpless victim, or tried to gain his desires in underhanded ways.
William's hypersensitivity to his environment is apt to be a challenge for him in other ways as well. Pollutants, ugliness, or dissonance in any form is apt to affect William Colby more than most people.
William Colby has a strong need to be with people whom he is emotionally close to. He is very sensitive to others emotional needs, lending a sympathetic ear to their problems. Peace and harmony in his personal surrounding and relationships are very important to Colby.
William Colby has a strong will and the desire to be successful no matter what obstacles or resistance he has to overcome. Whatever he does, he knows what he wants to get out of it and drives toward that end with great vigor.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Cancer and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 6th house
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Quincunx Neptune
Sun Opposition Moon/Asc.
Sun Conjunct Mars/MC