William Howard Taft
William Howard Taft's practical, realistic approach to life (described in the previous chapter), combined with his perfectionism (described below), makes for a very skilled and talented person. Taft can excel at any task that requires skill, dedication and attention to detail. Sometimes, however, he has difficulty balancing work and pleasure, and he should avoid the tendency to vacillate between extremes of austere, hard work and laziness.
At heart William Howard Taft is modest and humble and rarely strives to be in the limelight or in a position of power. William Howard Taft has a sharp analytical mind, a keen eye for detail, and prefers to observe, dissect, and study life from a distance. Conscientious and conservative, Taft can be relied upon to be cautious, efficient, and thorough in his work and he takes pride in a job well done. What he may lack in self-confidence William Howard Taft often makes up for in skills - fostering expertise, technical knowledge and competence in a specialized area. He is adept at using his hands to create or fix things, and meticulous attention to detail and careful craftsmanship are his forte. Some would say he is a little too meticulous, for Taft can be extremely critical and petty if everything is not done exactly as he thinks it should be, and he worries about things that other people consider trivial and unimportant. William Howard Taft likes to organize, categorize and arrange everything into a logical system and is often distinctly uncomfortable when something does not fit into a neat category. Disorganization vexes Taft. He probably wishes that he were not such a perfectionist, for besides being a stickler for details, Taft can also be mercilessly self-critical. Whether in his environment or within himself, Taft tends to focus on the flaws, with a desire to improve, refine, and perfect. He is strictly factual, truthful, and scrupulously honest in his self-assessment and often does not give himself enough praise or credit.
He is also highly discriminating and may be especially particular about his diet, hygiene, and health habits. William has high aesthetic standards and refined sensitivities, and is bothered by environmental elements (such as disorder, cigarette smoke, etc.) that others overlook. His tastes are simple and understated, yet refined. He is truly offended by coarseness, bluntness and vulgarity. Taft can sometimes be difficult to live with because of his fastidiousness, sensitivity and idiosyncrasies about food and cleanliness.
Though William Howard Taft seems rather cool and self-contained, he is very helpful by nature and enjoys serving others. He is content to play a supporting role rather than the lead. He is quietly devoted to the ones he cares for.
He is cautious, realistic and practical in his approach to life and disinclined to gamble. William Howard Taft analyzes before he acts. He is sometimes too serious. If Taft allowed himself to play and make mistakes, it would be highly beneficial to his health!
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 Howard Taft's, and he is quite a perfectionist!
Taft can easily become overly identified or involved with the function he performs, with his work, or with his own health and "growth process".
William Howard Taft has a healthy amount of self-control and self-discipline. Taft also radiates a rather responsible, trustworthy, solid feeling about himself which will win him the confidence of others, especially his superiors.
While he is realistic and conscientious (or overly conscientious), as described above, William Howard Taft also has an otherworldly, dreamy, or mystically-inclined side, as described below.
William Howard Taft is extremely sensitive, compassionate and giving, often to his own detriment. His ideals and spiritual values motivate William Howard Taft, and he cannot live for personal gain or materialistic concerns alone. There must be an element of beauty, magic, imagination, inspiration or creativity in what he does. Otherwise William Howard Taft becomes listless and aimless. The arts, theater, music and/or charitable work are ideally suited to William.
His mind is very active and his judgment usually is sound. Although William Howard Taft's thinking is influenced by his feelings, he is inclined to think in realistic and practical terms. He is in control of his feelings and is able to express them rationally.
He may find it hard to establish relationships with other people and he tends to look for more timid partners. William Howard Taft could also have difficulty expressing his ideas to others as well as coming to an understanding with them.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Taurus and Sun in Virgo
Sun in Virgo
Sun in 6th house
Sun Sextile Saturn
Sun aspects Saturn and Neptune
Sun Opposition Neptune
Sun Conjunct Moon/Mercury
Sun Opposition Neptune/N. Node