Behind Yimou Zhang's seemingly rational, detached, cool and objective demeanor (as described on the previous page), he is really far more passionate and emotionally intense, as described below.
Quiet, deep, emotionally complex and intensely private, he is not a person who is easy to get to know and understand. Zhang Yimou is extremely sensitive but disinclined to show it, and he only allows a special few into his inner world. Like a wary animal, he is cautious and mistrustful of those he does not know until "he sniffs them out". He is highly instinctive and intuitive. Zhang Yimou usually has a strong, immediate gut reaction to people, even though he may be unable to clearly articulate why he feels the way he does. His feelings and perceptions go deeper than words.
Zhang Yimou also has a powerful need for deep emotional relationships and he forms very intense love bonds and attachments. He is possessive and often jealous of anyone or anything that he perceives as a threat to his relationship with someone he loves. When Zhang Yimou commits himself to someone or something, he is wholeheartedly devoted and expects complete loyalty in return. Yimou merges with or "marries" the person he loves at a very deep level and therefore separations are extremely painful for him, and often stormy and nasty. When Yimou Zhang has been wounded, he is not inclined to turn the other cheek and will retaliate if at all possible. Yimou will most certainly never forget the hurt and he often harbors grievances and resentment for a very long time. Forgiveness does not come easily to him.
Whatever he does, Yimou does with passion and fervor, and he often goes to extremes. Yimou Zhang can be hot or cold, but never lukewarm about anything. Yimou Zhang can also be very narrow-minded: either he is 100% involved in something or it does not exist for him at all. Rarely is Zhang Yimou emotionally detached and objective. He definitely has a fanatical streak. He is also immensely strong-willed and his tenacity in pursuing his objectives often borders on obsession. He is filled with fierce pride, courage and emotional strength.
Zhang Yimou loves mysteries and is deeply attracted to the hidden, dark, secret side of life. Yimou never takes things at face value and is always probing beneath the surface of people and situations to discover what is really going on. Zhang Yimou tends to be more of a cynic than an idealist.
Yimou Zhang is very attracted to world travel, foreign cultures and studies that expand his intellectual horizons and broaden his understanding of the world.
Zhang Yimou is philosophically inclined and concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting an overall picture of any situation. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy his mind much of the time.
Yimou Zhang can be an inspiring leader of a team or group effort. His dynamism and energy evokes the same in others, and he sees healthy competition between people as a plus. Generally, Zhang Yimou enjoys fine health as well.
He is intensely willful, zealous, and fanatical though Yimou often hides the intensity of his feelings and his personal motives and desires. Yimou Zhang is infatuated with power and has an almost compulsive desire for personal recognition and the desire to be "somebody". Zhang Yimou tends to worship heroes who have powerful personal magnetism and charisma and often seeks to emulate them. Zhang Yimou both fears, and is intensely fascinated with, death and the hidden, secret, dark side of life.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Aquarius and Sun in Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio
Sun in 9th house
Sun Sextile Mars
Sun Square Pluto