Joshua Weissman is a loner. He is sometimes withdrawn and has a fairly chilly, nonchalant personality. Although 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 is he striving for; what spiritual Everest (in himself or outwardly) is he trying to scale? In fact, he tends 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 is 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 knows time is on his side. When he takes 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 tends 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 appreciates solitude and does not always enjoy sharing his feelings. He avoids 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 tends to avoid casual dating and meaningless love affairs because they may destabilize him. As in every other endeavor, any emotional enterprise he embarks upon will be for the long-term, after careful forethought and deliberation. He prizes deep feelings and the intense passion they arouse. Once he finds 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 Weissman has high social aspirations. He believes that by gaining total control of his intellect, feelings, and instincts, he can achieve them.
Joshua Weissman derives great rewards from every source of pleasure or creation (physical, artistic, or emotional). Joshua Weissman has a penchant for speculation.
At the time of Joshua Weissman’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 between three and one-half and seven days after the rising of the full moon, Joshua Weissman is said to be a “shining moon” type. This soli-lunar configuration gives Joshua a shining personality which is apt to communicate and transmit ideas.
Throughout Joshua’s life, Joshua will be attracted to the idea of acting as a spokesperson for a cause, idea, or person whose message seems essential to Joshua. Joshua will have to develop Joshua’s powers of discernment, to determine which subjects or people are really worth Joshua’s personal commitment.