Although William Holden initially appears to be the essence of tact and diplomacy (as described on the previous page), he is not as gentle and peace loving as he may seem. Although William Holden prefers harmony, he is willing to fight or aggressively pursue his own interest if need be. People who get to know William more than just superficially realize there is much more to him than his exterior coat of charm.
He may be at odds with himself at times because he has both a strong urge for togetherness and a powerful yearning for independence.
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. William Holden 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 Holden's gods, and he has no sympathy for weakness of character in others.
William Holden 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. William likes to be the chief - or to go it alone.
William Holden 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, William Holden also discovers, invents and initiates things that others will later emulate. Taking risks and following his own star are the breath of life for Holden, and he wilts (or gets very frustrated and angry) if he cannot do this.
He is spontaneous, impulsive, direct, enthusiastic and assertive. William Holden believes in the power of positive thinking and positive action, and he perceives himself as a strong, even invincible, person. William Holden 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 Holden's relationships. His impatience to get on with things causes William Holden to be rather insensitive, thereby alienating others unnecessarily. He also frequently tries to accomplish his goals through anger or temper tantrums. William Holden would gain much by learning to slow down, relax and sometimes just let things be, however his energetic, restless nature rarely allows William Holden to do so.
William Holden invests a tremendous amount of his creative energy into his relationships with others, particularly his marriage or other close partnerships. William feels that he needs others in order to be all that he can be, and he is disinclined to solitary activities and endeavors.
Working with people on a one-to-one basis to bring about mutual understanding, harmony, and satisfaction is an area in which William Holden can really excel. Counseling or negotiating are talents of his.
William Holden often feels that he is at cross purposes with himself, for his conscious intentions and desires conflict with his subconscious emotional needs and drives. He is torn in two different directions. William has difficulty satisfying both his need to be an individual and his need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Moreover, William sends out mixed messages so people do not always know how to respond to him or what William really wants, thereby creating confusion or conflict in close relationships.
He is an original! William Holden radiates a sort of electrical excitement about the things he is interested in, and conveys this to others, but he also gets bored rather quickly. William does not mind being a bit unusual or breaking a few rules either.
He is warm-hearted, kind, generous and very popular, especially with the opposite sex. Holden's happy feelings rub off onto others and everyone enjoys being with him. Due to a protective and encouraging upbringing, his relationships with his parents are good.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Aries
Sun in Aries
Sun in 7th house
Sun Square Moon
Sun Sextile Uranus
Sun Conjunct Venus/Jupiter