approach to life and appearances
The following is a description of Alan's basic stance toward life, the way others see him, the way Alan Arkin comes across, the face he shows to the world. In the page about motivation you will read about the inner Alan Arkin - his real motivation, which describes the kind of person he is at heart and where his true priorities lie. Study this page and the next one and compare them - there may be significant differences between the two, in which case "the inner Alan Arkin" may not shine through and others may be in for so a few surprises once they get to know Alan a little better. This page describes the disguise Arkin wears, his role in life, while the page about motivation talks about the real person beneath the disguise.
Forward-looking and progressive, he is a person who supports change, innovation, and human advancement, and Alan Arkin is often strongly committed to a humanitarian cause or social improvement. He is extremely aware of the interrelations between all people, and is always projecting personal issues unto a greater whole. Arkin sees the political or social ramifications of personal actions, and he wishes to contribute something of value to the world, or at least to his community or group.
The ideals of equality, fairness, human rights, brotherhood, and social justice color Alan's whole outlook and approach to life. He is truly interested in the good of the whole and not only his own personal well-being.
Sometimes he may overlook or ignore his own and others' personal needs, desires, and feelings, especially if they do not conform to his ideals of how one should feel or act. Though he has little patience for conservative narrow-mindedness, Alan Arkin himself is sometimes dogmatic about his beliefs and ideologies.
He is attracted to the avant-garde, the latest advances in human thought and development, and he is eclectic and cosmopolitan in his tastes. He may consider himself a "global citizen" rather than claiming a narrow, limited identification based on nationality, race, familial heritage, etc. Alan Arkin is strongly influenced by his peer group and the flavor of the times in which he grew up, more so than by parental or family influences. He is involved and active in groups, community efforts, as well as cultural and progressive movements.
On a personal level, Alan Arkin is friendly and expresses a kind of impersonal good will towards others. Arkin probably has many acquaintances but few really close friends, and much of Arkin's relationships with others are based on a sharing of common ideals and principles, rather than on emotional ties. Others see Alan Arkin as a good friend and a comrade who is objective, fair and rather detached emotionally. Alan does not often show his emotions, and may be unsure about how to respond to others' emotional expression, for he tends to be very rational.
Alan Arkin is also very independent and refuses to be possessed by any individual. Alan Arkin is not comfortable with traditional sexual roles and is inclined to have "liberated" views about marriage, relationships, sharing of child rearing responsibilities, etc. Alan Arkin needs to have a life outside of the personal, domestic sphere and to be involved with people on a broader scale. The nurturing of family ties, and close, deep, personal relationships may take a back seat to Arkin's work or outside social activities.
Alan Arkin has a mature and rather heavy, solemn demeanor, and he tends to take himself and life too seriously. He possesses a great deal of self-control, self-discipline, and a very dominant conscience. He may be dogged by feelings of personal inadequacy and inhibition. Alan Arkin seems authoritarian to others.
Alan Arkin seems tolerant, broad-minded, and well-educated or as if he has traveled widely. He radiates a certain distinction, even nobility. Arkin is apt to have a significant impact on the people he encounters, without even realizing it - a positive, encouraging one.
Alan Arkin appears to be unusual, highly independent, and a free spirit. There is a touch of brilliance, of the creative genius, in his manner. He is also restless and easily distracted, tending to fly from one thing to another, which may give the impression that Arkin is unreliable.
There is a certain depth and intensity about Alan that may be threatening to others. No matter how gentle or unassuming Alan Arkin may be on the surface, he is also a force to be reckoned with. Alan has causes, passions, or desires that drive him and when one of these is aroused Arkin is quite zealous in his pursuit or defense of it.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn Conjunct Asc.
Jupiter Trine Asc.
Uranus Sextile Asc.
Pluto Quincunx Asc.