Even-tempered and peace loving, he is not easily ruffled and is rarely given to emotional displays. Zhang Yimou has a calming effect on more high-strung or volatile people, and an emotional steadiness that others find soothing. Though gentle and not easily provoked, Yimou Zhang is tremendously stubborn and resists any change that requires an emotional adjustment, such as changes in his home life or marriage.
Zhang Yimou seeks security and loyalty in love relationships, is extremely devoted to his loved ones and provides a warm, nurturing atmosphere for them. However, Yimou Zhang tends to cling to others and prevent them from changing.
A great deal of physical affection, closeness and touching is crucial to Yimou's well-being, and he has a tendency to overindulge in sensual comforts and pleasures. At times Zhang Yimou substitutes food for emotional comfort and love.
Zhang Yimou often makes decisions solely for emotional or personal reasons, because something "feels right" or because he has always done it a certain way and is uncomfortable acting otherwise. Even when Yimou Zhang thinks he is being rational, his prejudices, intuitions and feelings influence his thoughts a great deal. Yimou is comfortable talking about feelings and personal subjects, and sharing confidences, which enables others to express their own inner feelings with him as well. Zhang Yimou has good psychological insight into others.
He is assertive and confronts difficulties in a direct, no-nonsense sort of way. Zhang Yimou cannot tolerate self-pity or passivity, and he can be rather brusque with others' emotional problems. "Stop crying and do something about it" might be Yimou Zhang's motto.
Zhang Yimou possesses the gifts of tact, courtesy and consideration, and has a strong desire to please and understand his love partner. Because he values harmony so highly, Zhang Yimou will compromise a great deal to avoid any discord or conflict in his relationships. Yimou does not like to dwell on controversial or emotional subjects and often tries to "smooth things over" or "sweep them under the rug".
In love relationships, Zhang Yimou wants an intellectual peer, an equal and a friend. He is attracted to people who have a certain finesse, delicacy and subtlety. Zhang Yimou appreciates good manners and refinement and is not happy with coarseness or bluntness in a person.
Zhang Yimou craves very intense, deep, emotional relationships, and would even prefer stormy, tumultuous relationships to ones that are calm but lack vitality and passion. Yimou loves wholeheartedly and expects all-consuming, total devotion and attention from his partner. Casual, light relationships hold no appeal for Yimou Zhang.
Money is liable to be an issue in his life, not because he does not have it, but because Zhang Yimou cannot or will not hold onto it. Zhang Yimou has a freehanded, generous, open attitude and would prefer to spend and enjoy and partake in the pleasures of the moment than to save, discipline or budget himself. At Yimou Zhang's worst, he wants an easy ride and friends will often let Yimou freeload because he is such an agreeable, friendly and pleasant sort. Alternatively, Yimou Zhang could let other people take advantage of his hospitality and tolerance.
Yimou Zhang also avoids confronting difficult issues in relationships simply because it is too much trouble or too petty. Zhang Yimou just wants to have a good time.
Yimou's pleasure-loving nature and his emotional and material generosity discussed above are counterbalanced by a certain caution or restraint in expressing his affection, and by a fear of heartache. At times Zhang Yimou is likely to be the jovial, friendly, rather extravagant person mentioned previously, but at other times he is far more contained as described here. Because he is upbeat and fun-loving, people probably do not suspect how sensitive Yimou Zhang is to being left out or unappreciated.
Intimacy does not come easily to Zhang Yimou and he may appear cold or unfeeling to others due to his emotional reserve and caution. Perhaps due to painful relationships and separations in his early life, Yimou Zhang does not trust others very easily and it takes a long time to break down all of his barriers and defenses. He may feel that he has few friends or people that really care about him. Zhang Yimou needs to learn to value and love himself more and to express his appreciation for others more openly.
He makes a good impression on others and tends to attract people who want to take care of him, which could cause Zhang Yimou to become too dependent on others. Partnership is important to Yimou Zhang, and he is inclined to change his ways just for the sake of love relationships.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Moon in Taurus
Moon in 3rd house
Moon Trine Mars
Venus in Libra
Venus in 8th house
Venus Opposition Jupiter
Venus aspects Jupiter and Saturn
Venus Conjunct Saturn
Venus Opposition Moon/Asc.