Behind Wilson's nice, pleasant, easygoing demeanor (described in the previous chapter) lies a very clear-eyed, objective, no-nonsense person. This aspect of Wilson's 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 Wilson. Woodrow Wilson 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.
Woodrow Wilson has a thoughtful, quiet and self-contained disposition and does not readily show his inner feelings and needs. Woodrow Wilson 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. Woodrow 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. Woodrow Wilson 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, Woodrow Wilson 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 Wilson.
Wilson'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.
The urge to learn and to communicate is essential to Woodrow Wilson, and he expresses himself very well through writing, teaching or sharing ideas and information. Wilson is persuasive and fluent with language.
Restless and inquisitive, Woodrow enjoys being mobile and taking short trips and excursions in order to see for himself what is going on in the world around him.
He may have had a demanding and perfectionist or absent father. In any case, a lack of support and approval, a great deal of responsibility at an early age and an underlying feeling that he can never quite measure up may hold Wilson back. While he may encounter a great deal of adversity and struggle alone through many of life's trials, this makes Woodrow Wilson tough and determined. However, Wilson should beware of becoming cynical, too hard on himself, and too demanding and critical of others.
Woodrow Wilson deeply believes in his own power and his ability to survive any change and emerge victorious from any difficulty. Woodrow has tremendous inner resources and strength. Intense, strong willed, and zealous, he pursues his desires and goals with complete dedication and singleness of purpose, and he may be somewhat compulsive and even fanatical at times. Woodrow likes to live intensely and has no respect for people who are weak or avoid confronting life and their own destiny.
With his charm and outgoing personality Woodrow Wilson has no trouble attracting people and he enjoys pleasant and congenial relationships with them. He may choose social contact with generous or wealthy people and would prefer to live in a beautiful home.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Libra and Sun in Capricorn
Sun in Capricorn
Sun in 3rd house
Sun Opposition Saturn
Sun Trine Pluto
Sun Conjunct Jupiter/Asc.