Behind Alda's rather cautious attitude and conservative appearance (mentioned in the previous chapter) lies a much more unconventional soul. He may seesaw between the traditional and the unorthodox, the pragmatic and the idealistic, or conformism and nonconformism. Alan Alda needs to find a balance or reconcile between these extremes. He may view himself as being more progressive than he is because Alan Alda surrounds himself with middle-of-the-road people. Moreover, his combination of objectivity and interest in world affairs and larger issues is likely to enable Alan Alda to become very successful at his business or whatever career he chooses.
He is a freedom-loving, strong-willed and independent-minded individual, and he insists upon living his own life as he sees fit, even if it means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships, Alan Alda cannot be owned or possessed, and while he is willing to share himself with another, he does not always adjust easily to the emotional give and take of close relationships. Though intellectually open, Alda can be enormously stubborn, opinionated and inflexible on a one-to-one level. Alan has strong convictions and feelings about fairness and equality, and he tries to abide by them; however, his ideals about how people "should" treat one another do not always take into account human weaknesses, differences and needs. Alan Alda probably dislikes sentimentality and traditional gender roles and "games".
He is fair, intelligent, objective and rational and he often let his head rule rather than his heart. Alan Alda seems rather self-sufficient and emotionally detached because he is capable of putting aside his personal feelings and viewing things dispassionately. But once Alan makes up his mind on an issue, it is difficult to dissuade him, and he can be rather dogmatic.
Alan Alda thinks in broad terms and is concerned with the world beyond his own personal sphere - his town, nation, or even planet. He is likely to become involved in, or show a keen interest in, community endeavors, social organizations and groups of all kinds. He enjoys being part of a group endeavor, and he often assumes the role of organizing, managing or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, he harbors great hopes for the future. Alan Alda stays current and up to date, and responds to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and ideas. When young, Alan Alda was very influenced by peer pressure and by all the "latest crazes". Alan has an experimental mind and is attracted to novelty.
His strong points include his concern for human welfare and social betterment, his sense of fairness and democratic spirit, and his vision. His faults are his stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Alan Alda has a clear sense of his own self and he therefore conveys a strong impression to others of who he is and what he wants. Assertive and self-motivated, Alda can be a leader - one whom others look to for direction - but he competes and often clash with other strong individuals. Alan Alda feels a need to be in control of his own life and he can be too self-involved, too immersed in his own interests, and oblivious to others at times.
Alda's subconscious needs and feelings blend well with his conscious intentions and desires, therefore Alan Alda is able to proceed in his life's pursuits relatively unhampered by internal resistance or inconsistency. Alan's male-female relationships will reflect this state of internal harmony also.
He is a bit impulsive and excitable and wants things done quickly. Alan Alda tends to be very impatient with anyone who is slower or less energetic than he is. Alda will fight for what he wants but should guard against mishaps or accidents.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Ascendant in Capricorn and Sun in Aquarius
Sun in Aquarius
Sun in 1st house
Sun Sextile Moon
Sun Conjunct Mars/Asc.