Joshua Bassett is a loner. He is sometimes withdrawn and has a fairly chilly, nonchalant personality. Although he is introverted, he is extremely rational. He is wary at times of the outer world, his senses, and even his intellect, because they might all be sources of illusion. His quest for identity with a spiritual whole gives him a voracious appetite for ideologies, structures, and theories. Readings which others would find abstract and intellectual impress him as reflections of important and lively realities. As a result, he has a penchant for reflection and philosophical study. He is intrigued by difficult problems and enjoys solving them. There is no difficulty which can discourage him from the goal he has decided to reach for himself.
His depth of vision, common sense, and caution, his tendency to be a bit calculating and sometimes conservative, his stamina, and his independent mind all give him the ability to tackle difficult tasks. His concentration gives him an undeniable gift for abstraction and conjecture. As a theoretician, he aims to discover what is essential and universal. Indeed, he seeks to go beyond what is relative, contingent upon circumstances, or inadequate, to reach the absolute truth he fervently desires. His budding intuition is extremely receptive to the sacred or holy. As a result, the ideal or cause he espouses will be related to the concept of universality or totality. Since his lifetime adventure is based in part on this absolute truth, it is important for him to make an effort to define its nature. What sort of universality are you striving for; what spiritual Everest (in himself or outwardly) are he trying to scale? In fact, he tend to like mountain climbing, because of the effort it requires. It’s a great joy for him. Alone at the peak, he can contemplate and understand everything. In pursuit of this absolute center (positive or negative) which animates him, he is shrewd and persistent. Stamina and endurance are resources of which he are quite confident. His existence and organism are arranged to optimize them; others may consider him slow, but he is really just playing it safe, because, unconsciously, he know time is on his side. When he take an initiative, it is after careful forethought and preparation.
His great composure, ability to resist and overcome obstacles and wickedness, and his foresight give him a great potential to accomplish total self-control. However, he must beware of one pitfall: excess. He tend to be a bit too rigid and intolerant; in intellectual pursuits, he can tend to be dogmatic, hermetic, or conformist. Some people criticize his obsession with labeling things. A creature of duty, naturally sober and relatively self-disciplined, sometimes a little too demanding of himself, he might commit himself to a productive lifestyle as readily as to a stoic philosophy. The path to liberty mapped by a respect for order is not the easiest to follow. His introverted personality gives him an attitude of reserve. He appreciate solitude and do not always enjoy sharing his feelings. He avoid superficial human contact as much as possible. Indeed, he sometimes feels uncomfortable at long, drawn-out social occasions and activities, and his interest in others is aroused only when they discuss subjects of special concern to him, such as his own business.
This cold exterior hides a lively sensitivity and a heart eager for passion. Quite sensitive and sometimes vulnerable to emotional urges, he would rather be safe than sorry. He tend to avoid casual dating and meaningless love affairs because they may destabilize him. As in every other endeavor, any emotional enterprise he embark upon will be for the long-term, after careful forethought and deliberation. He prize deep feelings and the intense passion they arouse. Once he find a kindred spirit, he will have to learn how to express his feelings and release long pent-up urges. It is important for him to succeed, because if his emotions are deprived of the energy to obtain a release, his personality will become mired in a bog of unconscious repressed desires and frustrated yearnings. The inability to assert the aspirations of his heart would be reflected by a type of behavior which would bring on his total isolation and separation from others.
Joshua Bassett has high social aspirations. He believes that by gaining total control of his intellect, feelings, and instincts, he can achieve them.
Joshua Bassett derives great rewards from every source of pleasure or creation (physical, artistic, or emotional). Joshua Bassett has a penchant for speculation.
At the time of Joshua Bassett’s birth, his rising sign was located in Leo (the Lion), while the sun was passing through the sign of Capricorn (the Goat). A summary of the various clues mentioned above provide his personality profile. The following key words capture the essence of his character and indicate certain contradictions which may be sources of tension:
Determination – Need for security – Pride and self-assurance – Inhibition – Superiority – Application – Brilliance – Methodical mind – Generosity – Foresight – Positivism – Loyalty.
His primary nature, radiant and optimistic, is sometimes overshadowed by a more withdrawn side of his personality. As a result, his behavior vacillates between extrovertedness and timidity, between great openness and enthusiasm and reserve.
Ambitious and eager to devote himself to a great cause, he usually works independently, with persistence and a self-imposed demand for perfectionism. To reach harmony, he must learn to allow his emotionalism as much free expression as his logic.
Born in the three days prior to the new moon’s appearance, Joshua Bassett is said to be of the “balsamic moon” type. This soli-lunar configuration gives him a spiritualistic character closely attached to generous humanitarian ideals. He is sometimes sorely tried to limit himself to the narrow scope of individual ambition.
Indeed, he aims for a humanitarian ideal which would include the outcasts and the unfortunate. He fervently hopes the meek will inherit the earth. To bring about this ideal, he is likely to seize every resource placed at his disposal: physical effort, money (if he has it), speech, his writings, and his poetic or artistic talents. However, he should be wary of his unconscious guilt feelings.
Actually, there is no reason for him to devote himself to his mission entirely; a simple daily effort should suffice to express his philosophy and free his conscience. Usually, the three days preceding the new moon will be time in the monthly lunar cycle most favorable to his activities and his general energy level.