Consciousness and The Ideal of Self:
Luke is determined to obtain a superlative grip on his emotional urges; he practices holding back his impulses and controlling them. Although it is not an easy apprenticeship, he wants to be able to bear strain with patience, endurance, and stamina. More than anyone else, he is aware of the need for a solid and stable foundation as a prerequisite to any effective action.
Born under a new moon (when the moon and sun were in the same part of the sky), Luke enjoys a positive balance between the conscious and unconscious aspects of his psyche. His determination and sensitivity balance one another and work together harmoniously. His inner life contributes to the relationships with other people which make up his outer life. His parents or teachers probably gave him the type of education which was adapted to his personality.
As a result, his personality is basically balanced, which, of course, does not mean that his life is devoid of little asperities. Generally, the goals he sets for himself correspond to his skills. Without giving the matter much thought, he tends to follow prevailing trends and behave in a conventional enough way. He is subjective and sees the world according to his own perceptions instead of the way it really is.
Luke is extremely sensitive and receptive and tends to live in osmosis with his surroundings. His individuality almost seems to be diluted in a flood of sensations and impressions which are continually washing over him, and he sometimes finds it difficult to communicate his feelings to other people or engage in any structured, analytical thought. This may stem from a misunderstanding with his teachers when he was a child. Unable to understand their disciplinary measures or authority, he may have withdrawn into himself in self-defense. It was then that he constructed his rich inner life, the part of him they could not invade, and cut many of his ties to the outside.
Because he enjoyed indulging in his inner life, it may have been difficult for him to acquire an objective vision of reality. As a result, even today, he tends to create imaginary problems for himself, regardless of the objective facts outside. Although his imagination is a source of inspiration and intuition, his fluid inner structure and organization sometimes make it difficult for him to grasp the essence of his dreams and share them with other people. He is not at all combative, and this tends to hinder his efforts to fit into society and assert himself productively.
He is likely to prefer fantasy to reality, but his refusal to abandon his unattainable dreams is a psychological trap he has fallen into without realizing it. He must understand that by running away from his obligations and commitments, he only increases the feelings of guilt and incompetence which made reality so distasteful in the first place. Once he frees himself from this pernicious process, he has a great deal of potential for fulfilling himself in the outer world, either by devoting himself to some sort of social work or by cultivating his considerable artistic talents.
I generally tend to be motivated by activities which apply to social needs. I tend to give the best of myself in difficult situations which require crucial choices. My ability to concentrate and my gift for solving problems by deductive reasoning are my chief resources in crisis situations or at turning points in my life. Adaptation and Sensitivity:
An eloquent speaker and compulsive charmer, Luke Hemmings has a powerful personal magnetism which may sometimes make him seem arrogant or smug. He cares a great deal about his reputation and will try hard to be admired and appreciated by the people around him. Fond of social events and parties, he likes to be the host, to entertain and charm a captive audience of guests. Indeed, he has special dramatic and artistic talents of the caliber necessary for success in film, theater, fashion, or art in general. He enjoys displaying his generosity, but he also displays a short temper at times; he is easily offended. His partner will have to be a brilliant person, strong and sure of themselves, devoted to him and capable of enhancing his reputation.
Luke Hemmings’ intellect is lively, agile, and sensitive. However, he does not always avail himself of it and may be confused or irrational in some situations. Although he enjoys playing with words, ideas, and concepts, his thought sometimes lacks discipline and structure. He is fairly preoccupied with details and may tend to waste his nervous and mental energy in futile verbal outpourings. Moreover, his feelings sometimes blur his objective vision of phenomena and people, which may cause him to make errors in judgment.
Out of either shyness or caution, Luke Hemmings hides and protects his sensitivity behind a fairly cool, aloof exterior. He is fairly conservative, respectful of tradition and convention, and likes to follow the rules. Because he needs stability to alleviate his feelings of frustration and sometimes emotional dependency, he has great faith in contracts which seal relationships. His ties to his past are fairly strong. They are a source of reassurance and safety, because his parents likely gave a lot to him.
Luke Hemmings is emotional and tends to react suddenly and excessively as soon as his sensitivity is touched. Although he feels that his independence, freedom, and self-sufficiency are fundamental values, he is sometimes frustrated by his need to rely on his family or friends. Moreover, he does not always grant the freedom of other people the same respect as his own. Likewise, he is sometimes angered by expressions of maternal tenderness, as if he feared that it would doom him to eternal dependency. His ambivalent behavior, full of jagged edges, may be traced back to the relationship he had with his mother or a mother figure. Although he was dependent on them, they may have rejected him. Now this attitude is extended to any situation in which his sensitivity comes into play and emotional bonds are liable to form. To ward off his feelings of dependency, he sometimes tends to become destructive. Based on denial, his reactions might be fierce, impulsive, excessive, erratic, or contradictory.
Because Luke is so sensitive and has such an imagination, he sometimes has trouble distinguishing dreams from reality. Although his bubbling imagination provides an abundant source of inspiration for creative or spiritual evolution, it tends to be less helpful and positive in matters that concern his self-assertion as responsible and self-sufficient. In a relationship, Luke is extremely romantic and doesn’t always see others the way they really are.
Luke Hemmings does not always readily reveal himself, and he tends to protect his sensitivity. He has a penchant for intense emotions. Sexuality is a prominent element in his life, and his relationships, which are usually passionate, are motivated by his desires. He likes to understand the hidden side of people, their secret or unconfessed motivations. He would thus find a career which placed him in contact with troubled people especially rewarding. Love and Sensuality:
Luke enjoys captivating people with the elegance and ease of his expression. He is a witty and engaging flirt, an avid player of the game of love. As a result, the history of his affections is liable to be episodic, a long series of chapters about conquests or fleeting love affairs. He may carry on some love relationships by writing letters.
Luke Hemmings’s birth chart indicates an emotional function which is expressed in a direct and fairly impulsive way. He enjoys reaching out to other people and making discoveries. An eternal teenager with his gaze riveted on the future, he is imbued with an eminently subjective and personal idealism.
Prideful and dazzling, Luke is never inconspicuous. In fact, he enjoys acting out a role and loathes mediocrity. He hopes for a solid, comfortable, and lavish married life. He will help and encourage his partner and – if he chooses to have them – children to accomplish their ambitions but won’t forgive a single weakness.
Because Luke Hemmings has an intellectual temperament, he is sometimes more interested in verbal or social exchanges than in actual lovemaking. He enjoys flirting and tends to have fun with love rather than become passionately engaged. Because he avoids intense passion, he tends to flutter from one good-looking face to the next, enjoying his ability to charm. He believes that played this way, the game of love can have few serious consequences. Mental and Intellect:
Luke Hemmings’ intellect, which is simultaneously subjective and sensitive, acute and intuitive, always practical and deeply rooted in human experience, predisposes him to a people-oriented activity. With his memory and imagination combined with his shrewdness, he would be a gifted project manager, businesswoman, or scholar of history or literature.
Luke Hemmings tries to shun subjectivity and be as objective as possible. His thoughts are usually structured, and his reasoning, based on objective facts or experience, usually relates to practical goals.
Luke Hemmings has a definite taste for expression and communication. He cannot survive without giving voice to his thoughts and speaking to other people. He delights in his own power to persuade, captivate, and sway an audience with his words.
Especially attracted to anything new and original, Luke immediately grasps the utility and value of the latest technology or philosophy, no matter how complicated it may be and has a knack for explaining it to the uninitiated and popularizing it.
Because Luke is fairly high strung, he may have trouble concentrating on a single subject for very long, unless it is a source of intellectual fascination or discovery. He may have to make some effort to overcome this inconsistency.
Luke’s open-mindedness gives him creativity, which is a valuable commodity in many occupations: teaching, communications, advertising, etc. Regardless of the career he chooses, Luke’s personal development will involve intellectual activity and progress.
Luke has a great deal of intuition but sometimes has problems organizing his thought processes and making an intellectual commitment. The concepts of boundary and structure are inimical to his mind, which is open and all-encompassing, premonitory, and web-like. His thoughts may be verbally indeterminate, vague, and ill defined. He tends to understand or sense things globally, without always noticing their component parts. Usually, he can’t see the trees for the forest.
In daily life, although his perceptions are lively and subtle, he may display a kind of absent-mindedness out of a fear of annoying people with his shrewdness or of fighting to assert himself. His imagination sometimes escapes from the confines of logic, cringing from a confrontation with reality. This unwillingness to face the real world may cause relationship or career challenges.